MAY 21 - MAY 27
1824 Ambrose Burnside was born in Liberty, Indiana. He was an important Union General in the Civil War and later served as Rhode Island governor and U. S. Senator. His unique facial hair was the origin for the term "sideburns."
1917 Indiana Governor James Goodrich encouraged Hoosiers to subscribe to the Liberty Loan program. The purchase of Liberty Bonds became a symbol of patriotism and provided support for the troops in World War I.
1919 At age 51, Madam C. J. Walker died at her estate, Villa Lewaro, in Irvington, New York. A pioneer African-American leader, she made a fortune from the cosmetics and hair-care business she founded in Indianapolis.
1951 A C-124 Globemaster airplane crashed in a field new New Castle. In the experimental flight from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, two of the four propellers on the huge aircraft reversed pitch, causing the disaster. Seven of the 12 on board were killed.
1969 "Winning" was released to theaters across the nation. The movie, based on auto racing, included many scenes filmed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Robert Wagner were among the stars.
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