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5 Fun Facts About February 6 In Indiana History

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1. On February 6, 1820, the Indiana Gazette reported the death of the Shawnee Native American leader, Tecumseh, who died during the Battle of the Thames in Canada. Tecumseh played a significant role in opposing the expansion of the United States into Native American territory.

2. In 1867, the month of February saw the establishment of the Indiana State Fish Commission, which was tasked with conservation and the protection of fish and their habitats in Indiana's waters.

3. On February 6, 1922, a new co-educational high school building for the city of Richmond was dedicated. This building, now known as Richmond High School, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.

4. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert on February 6, 1930. The orchestra has since become a cultural icon of Indiana, performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and in the soundtrack of the film Breaking Away.

5. February 6, 2007, marked the first time that American football's biggest event, the Super Bowl, was held in the state of Indiana. The game was played at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, with the Indianapolis Colts defeating the Chicago Bears 29-17.
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