Hoosier History Highlights

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Hoosier History Highlights

March 19 - March 25

This Week in Indiana History

Crispus Attucks

March 19, 1955 For the first time anywhere in the nation, an all-black high school won an open state tournament. Crispus Attucks High School won the state basketball championship. One of the stars of the team was 12 time NBA  All-Star Oscar Robertson.

1954  RCA began producing color TVs at its plant in Bloomington, Indiana.  A set with a 12-inch screen sold for around $1,000.

Milam Team

March 20, 1954  The championship game immortalized in the1986            movie Hoosiers was won by Milam High School.  Milam beat Muncie Central, a much larger school, 32-30.

March 24, 1930 Terrance Steve McQueen was born in Beech Grove, Indiana.  Also known as "The King of Cool", he acted in 45 movies , including Le Mans, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt and Papillion.

Steve McQueen

You know you are from Indiana when...

You switch from heat to AC in the same day and back again.

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Indiana Quick Quiz

1. What is the name of the statue at the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis?

2.What Indiana high school gymnasium officially seats 9,325?

3.Where was the first NCAA state basketball tournament held?

4. Indiana has how many acres of land?

Answers Below 

Did You Know???

Indiana Grown Popcorn is Indiana's official State Snack.


1. "Victory" or "Miss Indiana"

2. New Castle

3. Indiana University campus in 1912

4. Approximately twenty-three million