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5 Fun Facts About September 30 In Indiana History

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1. In 1813, a treaty was signed between the U.S. government and various Native American tribes, including the Delawares and Miamis, in which the Native Americans ceded land in Indiana to the U.S. government.

2. In 1863, the Battle of Culpeper Court House took place during the American Civil War. The 12th Indiana Infantry Regiment played a significant role in the battle, helping to break the Confederate line and secure a Union victory.

3. In 1924, the first Indianapolis 500 car race took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winner, Tommy Milton, completed the race with an average speed of 90.2 miles per hour.

4. In 1962, a major dam project was completed in Indiana, creating the Patoka Lake Reservoir. The project was controversial due to concerns about its environmental impact, but ultimately resulted in improved water supply for the area.

5. In 1999, Indiana University announced that it would rename its main library in honor of Herman B Wells, who served as the university's president and chancellor for over 25 years. The Herman B Wells Library remains a prominent landmark on the IU campus to this day.
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