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5 Fun Facts About October 4 In Indiana History

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1. In 1864, the Battle of Allatoona took place in Georgia during the American Civil War. Among the Union soldiers who fought in the battle was Indiana native John W. Ray, who later received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

2. In 1927, the first basketball game was played at Notre Dame's new basketball arena, the Joyce Center. The game was between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and St. Edward's University, with Notre Dame winning 40-18.

3. In 1933, the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum opened in Indianapolis. The first event held at the arena was a performance by the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

4. In 1957, the Milwaukee Braves defeated the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the World Series at Milwaukee County Stadium. Indiana native Warren Spahn pitched a complete game shutout for the Braves.

5. In 2018, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Houston Texans 37-34 in overtime. The game featured Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri breaking the NFL record for most career field goals made.
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