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5 Fun Facts About March 9 In Indiana History

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1. On March 9, 1910, the Indiana General Assembly passed a resolution endorsing the Woman's Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, making Indiana one of the first states to support women's right to vote.

2. William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States, was born in Charles City County, Virginia on March 9, 1773. He later moved to Indiana and served as the governor of the Indiana Territory from 1800 to 1812.

3. Indiana's first state capitol building, located in Corydon, was destroyed by fire on March 9, 1867. The building had served as the state's capitol from 1816 to 1825.

4. On March 9, 1874, Indiana native and Civil War hero Lew Wallace was elected governor of New Mexico Territory. Wallace is best known for writing the novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ", which was later adapted into several films.

5. In Indianapolis on March 9, 1963, the Pacers basketball team played their first game as a member of the American Basketball League. The team went on to win three ABA championships before becoming an NBA franchise in 1976.
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