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5 Fun Facts About January 26 In Indiana History

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1. Indiana State University was founded on January 26, 1865. The university, located in Terre Haute, was originally known as Indiana State Normal School.

2. On January 26, 1920, the Indiana General Assembly ratified the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the production, sale, and transportation of alcohol in the United States.

3. January 26, 1978, marked the opening of the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, which has since become one of the largest and most popular children's museums in the world.

4. The infamous "Great Blizzard of 1978" struck Indiana on January 26 and lasted for several days, with snow drifts reaching up to 20 feet high in some areas of the state.

5. On January 26, 2013, the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team defeated the Michigan Wolverines 81-73 in a highly anticipated game between two top-ranked teams. The victory helped Indiana secure a number one ranking in the nation for the first time in over 20 years.
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