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5 Fun Facts About July 30 In Indiana History

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1. On July 30, 1829, the first issue of the Indiana Journal was published in Indianapolis. The newspaper would eventually become the Indianapolis Journal and was a major daily in the city for over a century.

2. In 1842, the Indiana State Temperance Society was formed in Indianapolis. The organization advocated for temperance and the prohibition of alcohol in the state.

3. The USS Indiana (BB-1), the lead ship of her class of battleships, was launched on July 30, 1893, in Philadelphia. The ship was named after the state of Indiana and served in the U.S. Navy until 1919.

4. The Indiana Historical Society was founded on July 30, 1830. The organization is dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Indiana through exhibits, publications, programs and events.

5. On July 30, 1964, the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Indianapolis was the site of a concert by the Beatles. It was the group's only performance in the state of Indiana and drew a record crowd of over 30,000 fans.
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