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5 Fun Facts About October 29 In Indiana History

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1. In 1941, The Indiana University football team played their first official night game against the University of Michigan. Indiana won the game 16-7.

2. On October 29, 1979, a tornado outbreak occurred in Indiana, resulting in significant damage and several deaths. A total of 10 tornadoes hit the state, with the strongest reaching EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale.

3. In 2005, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in a Monday Night Football game held on October 29. This win marked the 11th straight for the Colts in the season, setting a franchise record.

4. On October 29, 1987, Indiana Pacers guard Chuck Person scored a career-high 47 points in a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Person was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year later that season.

5. The Indiana state flag was officially adopted on October 29, 1917. The flag features a blue field with a golden torch surrounded by 19 stars, representing Indiana's admission as the 19th state in the Union.
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