Indiana, another central state, was admitted to the Union on December 11, 1816 - making it the 14th state to do so. The capital city is Indianapolis, which is pretty much in the dead center of the state and the total population of the state is 6.2 million people in an area of 35,867 square miles making it the 14th most populous state. The main rivers are the Ohio and the Wabash.
Some of the few things Indiana is famous for are the Indy 500 and the shortest presidential term in history!
The Indianapolis 500 is a famous race that has been held annually over Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The first 500 race was held on May 30, 1911.
William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer and politician, and the first president to die in office. The oldest president elected until Ronald Reagan in 1980, and last President to be born before the United States Declaration of Independence, Harrison died on his thirty-second day in office of complications from a cold – the shortest tenure in United States presidential history. His death sparked a brief constitutional crisis, but that crisis ultimately resolved many questions about presidential succession left unanswered by the Constitution until passage of the 25th Amendment.
A brief history of Arizona. Drag the time line to see more events and click on the titles to see a description.Art Timeline
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