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5 Fun Facts About June 12 In Indiana History

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1. Indiana was admitted to the Union on June 12, 1816, becoming the 19th state. The state's admission was celebrated with parades and fireworks across the state.

2. On June 12, 1863, the Battle of Winchester took place during the Civil War. Union troops, led by General Robert Milroy, were defeated by Confederate troops, led by General Richard Ewell.

3. Indiana's first gas-powered automobile was manufactured on June 12, 1895, by Elwood Haynes. The car had a top speed of 7 miles per hour and was driven by Haynes himself on its maiden voyage.

4. On June 12, 1931, the first suspension bridge in Indiana opened to traffic. The Wabash Memorial Bridge, spanning the Wabash River, connected West Lafayette and Lafayette and was named in honor of World War I veterans.

5. Indiana celebrated the bicentennial of its statehood on June 12, 2016, with a variety of events across the state, including a parade in downtown Indianapolis and a concert by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
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