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5 Fun Facts About November 27 In Indiana History

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Here are five interesting facts about November 27 in Indiana history:

1. In 1962, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a new soybean variety called 'Clark' would be released for planting in Indiana, among other Midwestern states. 'Clark' was bred to be resistant to soybean cyst nematodes, a damaging plant parasite.

2. On November 27, 1860, the Indiana State Board of Agriculture met in Indianapolis for its annual meeting. During the session, the board passed resolutions calling for the establishment of a state agricultural society and the creation of an agricultural school at Purdue University.

3. In 1925, the Indianapolis News reported on the theft of over 1,000 pounds of cheese from a cold storage plant in Indianapolis. The cheese had been valued at $2,000, and authorities suspected that the thieves had planned to sell it on the black market.

4. November 27, 1814, saw the birth of early Indiana settler and politician Jesse D. Bright in Norwich, Connecticut. Bright moved to Indiana in the 1830s and became involved in state politics, serving in the Indiana House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and as lieutenant governor.

5. Finally, on November 27, 1885, the Indianapolis Sentinel reported on a new metalworking process developed by an Indiana man named John Pea. Pea's method involved coating iron with chrome, which he claimed would prevent rusting and corrosion.
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