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5 Fun Facts About June 5 In Indiana History

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1. On June 5, 1951, the first commercial color television broadcast was made by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) from their studios in Indianapolis.

2. In 1971, Indiana University basketball star Alan Henderson was born on June 5. Henderson went on to be a first-round draft pick in the NBA and played 12 seasons in the league.

3. June 5, 1916, saw the dedication of the Indiana State Capitol building in Indianapolis, which remains a cherished landmark in the city to this day.

4. In 1968, Robert F. Kennedy gave a speech at Indiana University on June 5, just hours before he was assassinated in California. The speech was about the importance of the civil rights movement and was well-received by the students in attendance.

5. On June 5, 2019, former Indiana governor and Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, announced that he would be launching his re-election campaign for the 2020 presidential election. Pence is a native of Indiana and served as governor from 2013 to 2017 before joining the Trump administration.
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