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5 Fun Facts About March 22 In Indiana History

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1. In 1901, John W. Bonner became the first African American elected to the Indianapolis City Council.
2. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opened on March 22, 1909, hosting its first race on August 19 of that year.
3. In 1980, the Indiana Hoosiers basketball team won the NCAA championship on March 22, defeating the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 63-50.
4. The town of Valparaiso was incorporated on March 22, 1866, and today is home to Valparaiso University and the Porter County Courthouse.
5. March 22, 1926, marked the opening of one of the largest buildings in the world at the time, the RCA Manufacturing Company's plant in Bloomington, which produced phonograph records and radios.
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