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5 Fun Facts About September 29 In Indiana History

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1. In 1979, the Indianapolis Colts played their first game at the Hoosier Dome. The team had previously played at Memorial Stadium, but the Dome provided a new, modern venue for professional football in the state.

2. In 1860, the first Indiana State Fair was held in Terre Haute. The fair has since become an annual tradition in Indianapolis, attracting thousands of visitors each year with its variety of agricultural exhibits, midway rides, and entertainment.

3. On September 29, 1848, Sarah Bolton was born in Newport, Indiana. Bolton went on to become a prominent poet and author, known for her works on women's rights and social justice issues.

4. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened on September 29, 1909. The track would go on to become one of the most famous in the world, hosting events like the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400.

5. In 1931, James Dean was born in Marion, Indiana. Dean would go on to become one of the most iconic actors of the 20th century, known for his roles in films like "Rebel Without a Cause" and "East of Eden." His untimely death in a car crash at the age of 24 only added to his legend.
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