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5 Fun Facts About September 25 In Indiana History

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1. In 1961, the first episode of the animated television series The Alvin Show premiered. The show featured popular music and was based on the fictional group The Chipmunks, which was created by Indiana native Ross Bagdasarian Sr.

2. On September 25, 1945, Hoagy Carmichael's song "Stardust" was recorded in Hollywood. The song went on to become one of the most-recorded songs of the 20th century and was named the state song of Indiana in 2013.

3. In 1893, the State Fair Grounds opened in Indianapolis. This facility has since hosted countless cultural and sporting events, including the Indiana State Fair and the annual Miracle Ride benefiting Riley Children's Foundation.

4. On this day in 1942, the USS Indiana (BB-58) was commissioned as a battleship for the United States Navy. The ship was named after the state of Indiana and served during World War II, earning nine battle stars for its service.

5. The town of Winchester, Indiana was incorporated on September 25, 1859. Winchester is located in Randolph County and is home to several historic sites, including the Winchester Courthouse Square Historic District and the Randolph County Infirmary Cemetery.
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