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5 Fun Facts About January 16 In Indiana History

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1. In 1909, the Indiana State Board of Agriculture held a meeting in Indianapolis to discuss the state's agricultural industry. The meeting focused on the need to improve livestock breeds and crop yields in order to increase the overall productivity of Indiana's farms.

2. On January 16, 1920, Indiana's governor signed into law the state's prohibition amendment, which banned the production, sale, and possession of alcohol within state borders. Indiana was one of the first states in the nation to enact such a law.

3. In 1957, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced that it would be adding a new section of bleachers to its facility. The expansion would allow the track to accommodate more fans during the annual Indianapolis 500 race.

4. On January 16, 1991, the Indiana Pacers defeated the Miami Heat 107-105 in a thrilling NBA game. The Pacers were led by guard Reggie Miller, who scored 32 points to lead his team to victory.

5. In 2006, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the New England Patriots 38-34 in the AFC Championship Game, earning a spot in Super Bowl XLI. The Colts were led by quarterback Peyton Manning, who threw for 349 yards and one touchdown in the game.
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