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5 Fun Facts About January 19 In Indiana History

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1. On January 19, 1904, the Interurban Railway crash occurred near Lafayette, Indiana, killing 31. The Interurban Railway was a network of electric railroad lines that ran through Indiana and other parts of the United States during the early 1900s.

2. In 1977, on January 19, an Indiana University basketball game against Minnesota was played in front of the largest crowd ever at Assembly Hall, with 17,204 fans in attendance. Indiana won the game 65-56.

3. January 19, 1846 saw the birth of Milton Stapp, an Indiana lawyer and politician who served as the state's Lieutenant Governor from 1897 to 1901. Stapp was also a major force in the creation of Indiana's state park system.

4. The town of Tipton, Indiana was founded on January 19, 1844. Located in central Indiana, Tipton was named after John Tipton, a U.S. Senator from Indiana who was a key player in the state's early history.

5. On January 19, 1964, the Indianapolis Colts played in their first ever playoff game, losing to the Cleveland Browns 27-0. The Colts went on to win the Super Bowl two years later, with a victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V.
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