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5 Fun Facts About March 18 In Indiana History

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1. On March 18, 1925, the famous "Tri-State Tornado" devastated the town of Princeton, Indiana, along with dozens of other communities in Illinois and Missouri. The tornado, which killed nearly 700 people and injured thousands more, remains the deadliest tornado in U.S. history.

2. The city of Jeffersonville, Indiana, was incorporated on March 18, 1817. Located across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky, Jeffersonville was an important stop along the Underground Railroad and the site of a major shipbuilding industry during the Civil War.

3. On March 18, 1865, Union General John B. Turchin captured the Confederate stronghold of Fort Blakely, Alabama, with the help of Indiana troops. The victory was one of the final battles of the Civil War and helped secure the Union's hold on the Gulf Coast.

4. Indiana native Eugene V. Debs, a prominent labor leader and socialist politician, was born on March 18, 1855, in Terre Haute. Debs ran for president five times as a socialist and was a leading advocate for the rights of workers and the poor.

5. The Indiana Hoosiers won their third NCAA men's basketball championship on March 18, 1976, by defeating the Michigan Wolverines 86-68. Led by future NBA stars Quinn Buckner and Kent Benson, the Hoosiers finished the season with a perfect 32-0 record, becoming the last team to complete a perfect season in men's college basketball.
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