The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local News

January 5, 2008


- 1679: French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, crosses the St. Joseph-Kankakee River portage into Indiana, becoming the first European known to set foot in the state.

- 1754-1763: The French and Indian War. As a result, the territory encircling Indiana becomes an English possession.

- 1763: The English forbid American colonists from settling in the “new west,” including Indiana, contributing to the American rebellion.

- 1787: Congress enacts the Ordinance of 1787, establishing a territorial government of the Northwest Territory, including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota.

- 1800: Congress separates Ohio from the Northwest Territory, designating the rest the Indiana Territory and appointing William Henry Harrison as territorial governor.

- 1800: Population 2,632

- 1805: Michigan is separated from the Indiana Territory.

- 1809: The Illinois Territory is formed, reducing Indiana to its present size.

- 1810: 24,520

- 1811: U.S. forces take control of the northern two-thirds of Indiana from Native Americans during the Battle of Tippecanoe near Lafayette.

- Dec. 1813: Corydon is established as the seat of Indiana government

- June 29, 1816: Indiana adopts its first Constitution

- Dec. 11, 1816: Indiana is admitted into the union, becoming the 19th state.

- 1820: Population 147,178

- 1825: The state capital is moved from Corydon to Indianapolis

- 1830: Population 343,031

- 1837: The state goes bankrupt during the Panic of 1937.

- 1840: Population 685,866

- 1850: Population 988,416

- 1851: A new Constitution is adopted.

- 1852: The state creates a tax-supported public school system.

- 1860: Population 1.35 million

- 1870: Population 1.68 million

- 1880: Population 1.97 million

- 1880-1900: The state creates new agencies, including examination and licensing boards, natural resource conservation agencies and social health and welfare agencies.

- 1890: Population 2.19 million

- 1900: Population 2.52 million

- 1905: Indiana begins levying a statewide property tax to raise money for school funding.

- 1909-1911: A new state Constitution is drafted, but the Supreme Court invalidates the action and Constitution of 1851 remains in place.

- 1910: Population 2.7 million

- 1910: The population of Indianapolis reaches 225,000

- 1920: Population 2.93 million

- 1923: The General Assembly enacts the state’s first gasoline tax, which helps fund the State Highway Commission and pay for construction of state highways.

Text Only
Local News
  • news_indfloods.jpg County escapes major storm damage

    Despite strong winds and heavy storms Thursday night, Madison County property escaped relatively unscathed. While downed tree limbs and power lines led to a power outage for about 2,000 residences in Anderson, there were no reports of structure damage in the county.

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS -  HB0823 - Fire-Rozelle Johnson - JC 28a.jpg Lightning might have caused Anderson funeral home fire

    A lightning strike is suspected of starting a fire at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Services, Ind. 32 and Rangeline Road, early Friday morning.

    August 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Teen arrested in alleged robbery, battery of teen girl A teen faces felony charges after allegedly luring and driving another girl out to a county road, robbing the girl at knifepoint and leaving the girl out on the road at night.

    August 22, 2014

  • ACS incumbents facing election challenge Most incumbents seeking re-election to various school boards in Madison County will be facing challengers in the November 4 general election.

    August 22, 2014

  • SWAT Challenge to move to Camp Atterbury The 13th Annual Indiana SWAT Challenge will again be hosted by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, but this year will move to a larger venue.

    August 22, 2014

  • VanNess, William mug Local Briefs: Aug. 23 A compilation of news items of local and statewide interest as published in the Saturday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Coats: Obamacare won't be repealed U.S. Sen. Dan Coats said the Affordable Care Act will not be repealed and that Congress needs to focus on many modifications to the law affecting health care in America.

    August 22, 2014

  • Anderson cop Richardson loses rank Seven months after Anderson Police officer Bill Richardson was arrested in January but not criminally charged, the department has disciplined the officer.

    August 22, 2014

  • Local Briefs: Aug. 22

    A compilation of news items of local and state interest as published in the Friday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 22, 2014

  • NWS - HB0822 - Agapios-George Agapios pleads not guilty on 5 felonies Dr. George Agapios, a physician who worked in Pendleton and Anderson, entered a plea of not guilty on five felony charges Thursday in a Hamilton County courtroom.

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

August Staff Photos

Buy and browse more photos from The Herald Bulletin

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Auto Industry Book
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide