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Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

The Week in Indiana History - September 3 - September 9

09/03/2017 - 12:00
09/09/2017 - 12:59

1838 Over 800 members of the Potawatomi nation were forced to leave Indiana on a march that began at Twin Lakes and ended along the western bank of the Osage River in Kansas. The two-month journey has gone down in history as the "Potawatomi Trail of Death."

1901 Governor Winfield Durbin cancelled "Indiana Day" at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. At the time of the Governor's announcement, President William McKinley was near death after being shot while greeting visitors in the Temple of Music at the Exposition. McKinley died on September 14, the date that had been planned as "Indiana Day."

1929 "Speedway" opened at Lowe's Palace Theater on North Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis. The silent movie, filmed downtown and at the track, starred popular actors William Haines and Anita Page. Many scenes included footage from the actual 1929 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, captured by 14 MGM cameras positioned around the racing oval.

1933 A large farewell party was held at the Athletic Club in Indianapolis for author Meredith Nicholson, who was leaving for Washington to accept the post of Minister to Paraguay. Among the many guests were Governor Paul V. McNutt, Indianapolis Mayor Reginald Sullivan, and author George Ade.

1964 The Beatles, on their first wave of popularity in the United States, appeared live at the Indiana State Fair. They performed two sold-out shows at the Coliseum in front of over 30,000 fans.

One Year Ago
September 9, 2016 The official lighting of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch took place in a ceremony in Corydon. Former Indiana First Lady Judy O'Bannon was the first of over 2,000 torchbearers to carry the flame on a 3,200 mile journey through all 92 counties.

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