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5 Fun Facts About November 25 In Indiana History

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1. On November 25, 1892, the first electric streetcar was introduced in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The streetcar system helped expand Fort Wayne's transportation infrastructure and was a major factor in the city's growth throughout the 20th century.

2. On November 25, 1947, the Purdue Boilermakers defeated the Indiana Hoosiers 26-14 in the annual Old Oaken Bucket football game. The win gave Purdue their first winning season since 1930 and started a streak of four straight Old Oaken Bucket victories over the Hoosiers.

3. November 25, 2005 marked the opening day of the Indianapolis Zoo's "Dolphin Adventure". The exhibit features eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and allows visitors to view the animals through an underwater viewing window.

4. On November 25, 2008, President George W. Bush granted executive clemency to 14 individuals, including two from Indiana. Both individuals had been convicted of drug-related offenses and had served time in federal prison.

5. November 25, 1899 was the birthdate of Indiana native and former Vice President Dan Quayle. Quayle served as Vice President from 1989 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush and was a U.S. Senator from Indiana prior to that.
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