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5 Fun Facts About July 22 In Indiana History

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1. In 1865, the Indiana State Fair was established. It has been a yearly tradition ever since, making it one of the oldest state fairs in the United States.

2. On July 22, 1933, notorious bank robber John Dillinger was shot and killed by federal agents outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago. Dillinger, who was born and raised in Indiana, had a notorious criminal career that included robberies and prison escapes.

3. Gary, Indiana's Michael Jackson, was born on July 22, 1958. The King of Pop went on to become one of the most celebrated and successful musicians of all time, with hits like "Thriller," "Billie Jean," and "Beat It."

4. In 2018, the Indianapolis Colts announced that they would be inducting Peyton Manning into their Ring of Honor. Manning, who played for the Colts from 1998-2011, led the team to two Super Bowl appearances and an unforgettable victory in Super Bowl XLI.

5. On July 22, 1864, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan was killed in Greeneville, Tennessee. Morgan, who had led numerous raids into Indiana and other Union states during the Civil War, was widely despised by Hoosiers for his attacks on civilian and military targets alike.
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