Below are some historical facts about July 19 in Indiana:
1. In 1834, the Indiana State Seminary (which later became Indiana University) was established in Bloomington.
2. On July 19, 1861, the 11th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment was mustered into service for the Union during the Civil War.
3. In 1900, the first automobile race happened in Indiana at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
4. On this day in 1969, Indiana native astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
5. In 2019, Indiana celebrated its bicentennial anniversary of statehood. This marked 200 years since Indiana became the 19th state to join the United States on December 11, 1816.
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