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formed by a German community under Frederick Rapp, from Pennsylvania......1814 Farmers and Mechanics' Bank of Indiana at Madison, incorporated by legislature......Sept. 6, 1814 Bank of Vincennes incorporated......Sept. 10, 1814 Congress passes an enabling act for Indiana; the northern boundary a line drawn east and west 10 miles north of the southern extremity of Lake Michigan......April 19, 1816 Ordinance accepting the enabling act passed by a convention which meets at Corydon, June 10......June 29, 1816 State constitution adopted by convention......June 29, 1816 Jonathan Jennings inaugurated first governor at Corydon......Nov. 7, 1816 Indiana admitted into the Union by act approved......Dec. 11, 1816 Act to appoint superintendents of school sections authorized to lease school lands, every lessee required to set out 100 apple and 100 peach trees within four years......Dec. 14, 1816 Bank of Vincennes adopted as State bank of Indiana, empowered to adopt the F
he national congress of agriculture at Indianapolis, 200 delegates from twenty-five States......May 28, 1873 Jeffersonville depot of the Quartermaster's Department of the United States completed......1874 Purdue University, the land-grant college of Indiana, at Lafayette, chartered 1862, opened......1874 Commission appointed by the legislatures of Indiana and Kentucky, governed by the United States survey of 1806, determine that Green Island, near Evansville, belongs to Kentucky......July. 1875 James N. Tyner, Postmaster-General......July 12, 1876 Richard W. Thompson, Secretary of the Navy......March 12, 1877 Senator Morton dies......Nov. 1, 1877 Office of mine inspector created by act of legislature......1879 Corner-stone of new State-house at Indianapolis laid......Sept. 28, 1880 Governor Williams dies......Nov. 20, 1880 Nine amendments to the State constitution adopted by the people. The second and fourth making the constitution conform to that of th
ter the call of the President for troops, made......April 15, 1861 Jesse D. Bright expelled from United States Senate for treason......March 2, 1862 Legislature broken up by Republicans to prevent passage of military bill ......1863 John P. Usher appointed Secretary of the Interior......Jan. 8, 1863 Second Kentucky Cavalry, Confederate, Captain Hines, cross the Ohio at Flint Rock, and are captured......June 16, 1863 Confederates under Morgan cross the Ohio at Brandenburg, Ky., July 8, pursued by Federals under General Hobson. They move eastward, covering 700 miles in twenty days (Morgan's raid)......July, 1863 Hugh McCulloch appointed Secretary of the Treasury......March 7, 1865 Law making colored people competent witnesses......1865 Convention of colored citizens of Indiana at Indianapolis to devise means to obtain full citizenship......Nov. 6, 1866 National convention of the Grand Army of the Republic held at Indianapolis......Nov. 20, 1866 Governor Mor
olis......Nov. 20, 1866 Governor Morton resigns, being elected United States Senator, and is succeeded by Lieut.-Gov. Conrad Baker......January, 1867 Legislature ratifies the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution......Jan. 29, 1867 Robbers of an express car on the Jeffersonville Railroad, May 22, 1868, are arrested, and on their way to Brownston for trial the train is stopped by a so-called vigilance committee of Seymour, a confession extorted from the prisoners, who are hanged, July 20. Four other prisoners, lodged in jail at New Albany, are hanged by seventy masked men......Dec. 12, 1868 Schuyler Colfax elected Vice-President......1869 Democrats break up the legislature to prevent ratification of Fifteenth Amendment......March 4, 1869 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution......May 13-14, 1869 Seizing and hanging of certain negroes suspected of the murder of a family in Clark county by a mob of disguised persons calls forth a procla
Governor Harrison, Nov. 22, asks repeal of the sixth article of the organic act, which prohibits slavery......1802 Congress establishes land offices at Kaskaskia, Vincennes, and Detroit......March 15, 1804 Western sun, edited by Elihu Stout, first published at Vincennes as the Indiana Gazette......July 4, 1804 By treaty at Vincennes, the Delaware Indians cede to the United States land between the Wabash and Ohio rivers, and south of the road from Vincennes to the falls of the Ohio, Aug. 18, and the Piankeshaw Indians relinquish their claim to this territory......Aug. 27, 1804 Indiana given jurisdiction over that part of Louisiana Purchase west of Mississippi River and north of thirty-third parallel......March, 1805 Michigan Territory created out of a part of Indiana......1805 First General Assembly of Indiana Territory meets at Vincennes......July 29, 1805 Delaware, Pottawattomie, Miami, Eel River, and Wea Indians cede to the United States land in eastern Indiana
ricans, thirty-seven killed, 151 wounded. Indians defeated......Nov. 7, 1811 Prophetstown, deserted by the Prophet, is destroyed together with a quantity of corn......Nov. 8, 1811 One man and twenty-one women and children massacred at the Pigeon Roost settlement, Scott county, by Shawnee Indians......Sept. 3, 1812 Night attack of Indians on Fort Harrison successfully resisted by the garrison under Capt. Zachary Taylor......Sept. 4-5, 1812 Fort Wayne invested by the Indians about Sept. 1, and the garrison relieved by 2,000 Kentucky troops and 700 citizens of Ohio under General Harrison......Sept. 12, 1812 Deserted Indian villages in the vicinity of Fort Wayne destroyed by detachments of troops......Sept. 13-19, 1812 Expedition under Lieut.-Col. John R. Campbell leaves Dayton, O., Dec. 14, 1812; burns the Indian villages on the Mississinewa River......December, 1812 Seat of government fixed at Corydon, Harrison county, by act approved......March 11, 1813 Books,
that part west of a line from the mouth of the Kentucky River to Fort Recovery, and thence north to be called Indiana Territory, and Vincennes the seat of government, by act approved......May 7, 1800 William Henry Harrison, appointed governor of Indiana Territory, May 13, 1800, arrives at Vincennes......Jan. 10, 1801 General court of the Territory first held. Vincennes......March 3, 1801 Memorial to Congress by a convention called at Vincennes, Dec. 20, 1802, by Governor Harrison, Nov. 22, asks repeal of the sixth article of the organic act, which prohibits slavery......1802 Congress establishes land offices at Kaskaskia, Vincennes, and Detroit......March 15, 1804 Western sun, edited by Elihu Stout, first published at Vincennes as the Indiana Gazette......July 4, 1804 By treaty at Vincennes, the Delaware Indians cede to the United States land between the Wabash and Ohio rivers, and south of the road from Vincennes to the falls of the Ohio, Aug. 18, and the Piankesha
rrison elected President......1889 Secret organization of so-called White Caps in southern Illinois is investigated by the government of the State in 1888, and a law passed to suppress riotous conspiracy......1889 William H. Miller appointed Attorney-General......March 5, 1889 Monument to Vice-President Hendricks unveiled at Indianapolis......July 1, 1890 Supreme council of the farmers' alliance convenes at Indianapolis......Nov. 17, 1891 Governor Hovey dies at Indianapolis, Nov. 23; Lieutenant-Governor Chase acting......November, 1891 State female reformatory destroyed by fire......March 1, 1892 John W. Foster, Secretary of State......June 29, 1892 Walter Q. Gresham appointed Secretary of State......1893 Popular welcome at Indianapolis to ex-President Harrison on his arrival at the close of his administration......March 6, 1893 State home for soldiers established at Lafayette......1895 National Democratic party meets at Indianapolis (declares for the
h bound it on the north. Ohio lies to the east and Illinois bounds it on the west. It is limited in lat. by 37° 47′ to 41° 46′ N., and in long. by 84° 49′ to 88° 2′ W. Area, 36,350 square miles, in ninety-two counties. Population, 1890, 2,192,404; 1900, 2,516,462. Capital, Indianapolis. Robert Cavalier de la Salle and Henri Tonti, with a party of thirty-three, ascend the St. Joseph River to the site of South Bend, thence by portage to the Kankakee and down the Illinois River......December, 1679 La Salle, returning from Montreal with supplies for Tonti at Fort Crevecoeur, makes the portage from the St. Joseph to the Kankakee......November, 1680 Mention made of one Sieur Dubinson as commandant at a post near the site of Lafayette, called Ouiatenon......1719 Sieur de Vincennes mentioned as commandant at the poste de Ouabache (English, Wabash), now Vincennes......1727 [Supposed to have been settled about 1722.] Mission established at Post Vincennes by Sebastian
9′ to 88° 2′ W. Area, 36,350 square miles, in ninety-two counties. Population, 1890, 2,192,404; 1900, 2,516,462. Capital, Indianapolis. Robert Cavalier de la Salle and Henri Tonti, with a party of thirty-three, ascend the St. Joseph River to the site of South Bend, thence by portage to the Kankakee and down the Illinois River......December, 1679 La Salle, returning from Montreal with supplies for Tonti at Fort Crevecoeur, makes the portage from the St. Joseph to the Kankakee......November, 1680 Mention made of one Sieur Dubinson as commandant at a post near the site of Lafayette, called Ouiatenon......1719 Sieur de Vincennes mentioned as commandant at the poste de Ouabache (English, Wabash), now Vincennes......1727 [Supposed to have been settled about 1722.] Mission established at Post Vincennes by Sebastian L. Meurin......1749 Garrison at Ouiatenon, under Lieutenant Jenkins, surrenders to Indians, who distribute the English prisoners among neighboring French tra
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