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5 Fun Facts About September 13 In Indiana History

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1. On September 13, 1814, the Treaty of Greenville was signed between the United States and several Native American tribes, including the Miami, Shawnee, and Delaware. The treaty marked the end of the Northwest Indian War and opened up much of Indiana and Ohio for settlement.

2. The first Indiana State Fair was held on September 13, 1852, in Indianapolis. The fair has since become an annual tradition, drawing visitors from all over the state to enjoy agriculture, entertainment, and exhibits.

3. Indianapois-born poet and author James Whitcomb Riley was born on September 13, 1849. Riley gained national fame for his dialect poetry and children's verse, including the famous "Little Orphant Annie."

4. On September 13, 1888, Notre Dame played its first football game, defeating the Michagan Athletic Association 8-0 in South Bend. From its modest beginnings, Notre Dame football has grown into a national powerhouse, winning 11 national championships and producing countless All-Americans and NFL players.

5. On September 13, 1996, Indiana native and legendary jazz pianist Hoagy Carmichael passed away at the age of 82. Carmichael composed many of the standards of the American songbook, including "Stardust," "Georgia on My Mind," and "Up a Lazy River," and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame posthumously in 1971.
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