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5 Fun Facts About October 26 In Indiana History

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1. In 1824, the first steam-powered ferry began operating on the Ohio River between Vevay, Indiana and Ghent, Kentucky. The ferry was built by James Reilly and was called the "Enterprise."

2. In 1922, the Indiana University Memorial Union was dedicated in Bloomington. The Union was built as a memorial to the students and alumni of the university who served in World War I.

3. In 1945, Indiana native and future Vice President of the United States, Dan Quayle, was born in Indianapolis. Quayle served as Vice President under President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1993.

4. In 1963, the Julian M. Carson House in Indianapolis was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The house is a well-preserved example of Gothic Revival architecture and is now part of the Indiana Avenue Historic District.

5. In 1990, the Indiana Pacers played their first regular-season game at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. The Pacers defeated the Miami Heat 110-98 in front of a crowd of over 16,000 fans.
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