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5 Fun Facts About November 20 In Indiana History

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Below are 5 interesting facts about November 20 in Indiana history:

1. On November 20, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state in the United States, after being approved by President James Madison. Its capital was originally Corydon, but it was later moved to Indianapolis.

2. One of Indiana's most famous architects, Michael Graves, was born on November 20, 1934, in Indianapolis. He designed several iconic buildings, including the Portland Building in Oregon and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Florida.

3. On November 20, 1947, Indiana University defeated Harvard University in a historic basketball game that was broadcast nationwide. The final score was 49-47, and it was the first time that a college basketball game had been televised in the United States.

4. In 1988, Indiana's first indoor shopping mall, the Circle Centre Mall, opened in downtown Indianapolis on November 20. It features over 100 stores and restaurants, as well as a movie theater and a food court.

5. November 20 is also the anniversary of the birth of former Indiana Governor and Vice President-elect of the United States, Mike Pence. He was born in Columbus, Indiana, in 1959, and served as Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 before becoming Vice President under President Donald Trump.
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