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ointed 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 the United States as to the rights of colored citizens......March 14, 1881 National convention of the Grand Army of the Republic held at Indianapolis......June 15, 1881 Walter Q. Gresham, Postmaster-General......April 3, 1883 Monument to Senator Morton unveiled......1884 Walter Q. Gresham, Secretary of the Treasury..
goes into operation......Nov. 1, 1851 Butler University, at Irvington, chartered in 1850, opened......1855 State Senate refused to go into an election of United States Senator, creating a vacancy, in 1845, and a second time rerefuses......1855 Great frauds in sale of swamp lands, whereby State lost about $1,500,000, exposed......1859 D. C. Stover, clerk in Agent of State's office, issues $2,500,000 of forged State securities......1859 Lieut.-Gov. A. A. Hammond succeeds Governor Willard, who dies at St. Paul, Minn......Oct. 3, 1860 Governor Lane elected United States Senator; Lieutenant-Governor Morton succeeds......January, 1861 Caleb B. Smith appointed Secretary of the Interior......March 5, 1861 Six regiments raised and mustered in within a week after 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
tern Territory created by law......July 13, 1787 Maj.-Gen. Arthur St. Clair elected by Congress governor of the Territory northwest of the Ohio......Oct. 5, 1787 By act of Congress, 400 acres are granted to each person who, in 1783, was head of a family at Vincennes......March 3, 1791 Brigadier-General Scott, with 800 men, sent against Wea Indian towns on the Wabash, destroys Ouiatenon......June 1, 1791 Second expedition against the Indian villages on the Wabash under Brig.-Gen. James Wilkinson, who leaves Fort Washington, Aug. 1, 1791, destroys the Eel River Indian village near Logansport, and over 400 acres of corn, and reaches the rapids of the Ohio......Aug. 21, 1791 Treaty of peace and friendship with the Indians at Vincennes, by Brig.-Gen. Rufus Putnam......Sept. 27, 1792 Fort Wayne, on the site of an ancient Miami village and an English fort erected 1764, built and garrisoned......Oct. 22, 1794 Northwestern Territory divided: that part west of a line from
re......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 gold standard)......Sept. 3, 1896 National Monetary Association meets at Indianapolis......Jan. 12, 1897 Daniel W. Voorhees, ex-United States Senator, dies at Washington, D. C.......April 10, 1897 The monetary convention meets at Indianapolis......Jan. 25, 1898 Ex-Governor Matthews dies suddenly while making a speech......Aug. 28, 1898 George W. Julian dies at Irvington, Ind......July 7, 1899 Ex-Secretary of the Navy Richard W. Thompson dies at Terre Haute......Feb. 9, 1900 Ex-Governor Mount dies......Jan. 16, 1901 Ex-President Harrison dies......March 22, 1901 Iowa
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cennes......1727 [Supposed to have been settled about 1722.] Mission established at Post Vincennes by Sebastian L. Meurin......1749 Garrison at Ouiatenon, under Lieutenant Jenkins, surrender..1763 On a proclamation by the British commandant, Edward Abbott, many inhabitants of Post Vincennes swear allegiance to Great Britain......May, 1777 Inhabitants of Vincennes throw off allegiagestion of Col. George R. Clarke......July 18, 1778 Captain Helm placed in charge of Post Vincennes by Colonel Clarke and his garrison of one man surrenders, with the honors of war, to British fspossess a body of men who had, in a lawless and unauthorized manner, taken possession of Post Vincennes ......April 24, 1787 Indiana part of Northwestern Territory created by law......July 13, 17set off from Indiana, comprising all west of the Wabash River and a line drawn north from Post Vincennes......Feb. 3, 1809 Property qualifications of 50 acres, or a town lot valued at $100, requir
......Oct. 3, 1860 Governor Lane elected United States Senator; Lieutenant-Governor Morton succeeds......January, 1861 Caleb B. Smith appointed Secretary of the Interior......March 5, 1861 Six regiments raised and mustered in within a week after 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 wi
s 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 the United States as
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 CrevecTonti 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
ointed 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, 1897 Daniel W. Voorhees, ex-United States Senator, dies at Washington, D. C.......April 10, 1897 The monetary convention meets at Indianapolis......Jan. 25, 1898 Ex-Governor Matthews dies suddenly while making a speech......Aug. 28, 1898 George W. Julian dies at Irvington, Ind......July 7, 1899 Ex-Secretary of the Navy Richard W. Thompson dies at Terre Haute......Feb. 9, 1900 Ex-Governor Mount dies......Jan. 16, 1901 Ex-President Harrison dies......March 22, 1901 Iowa
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 by treaty at Grouseland, near Vincennes......Aug. 21, 1805 Laws of Indiana published at Vincennes by Messrs. Stout & Smoot......1807 Illinois Territory set off from Indi
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