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5 Fun Facts About March 28 In Indiana History

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1. On March 28, 1834, the Indiana State Capitol building was destroyed by fire. The blaze began in the attic and quickly spread, causing extensive damage to the interior of the building. Despite the loss, the state's government was determined to rebuild and continue their work for the citizens of Indiana.

2. In 1883, the Purdue University football team played their first official game against Butler University on March 28. Despite a valiant effort, Purdue lost the game by a score of 48-6. This game marked the beginning of a storied football tradition at Purdue University.

3. On March 28, 1908, Indiana passed the first statewide vocational education law in the United States. The law provided funding for vocational schools and training programs to help prepare students for careers in specific trades and industries.

4. In 1949, the Indiana Historical Society was founded on March 28. Today, the society is one of the oldest and largest organizations dedicated to preserving and promoting Indiana's rich history and heritage.

5. On March 28, 1958, the Indianapolis Colts were officially created as a franchise in the National Football League. The team relocated from Baltimore, Maryland and quickly became a popular and successful team in Indianapolis, winning a Super Bowl championship in 2007.
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