1. In 1816, the state of Indiana was officially established as the 19th state in the United States.
2. In 1903, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation was incorporated, leading to the construction of the iconic Indy 500 racetrack.
3. In 1912, Dolores K. Hanna was born in Richmond, Indiana. She later became the first woman to attain the rank of major in the US Army Nurse Corps during World War II.
4. In 1935, the first home football game was played at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
5. In 1962, the town of West Baden Springs was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its unique and elaborate dome-shaped hotel, which had fallen into disrepair and was restored in the early 2000s.
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