FEBRUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 25
1875 Charles G. Conn of Elkhart received a patent for a new type of cornet mouthpiece. His company became a leading manufacturer of band instruments.
1887 A brawl erupted in the Indiana legislature fueled by a bitter disagreement about who would be sent to the United States Senate. Shouting and fistfights forced Governor Isaac Gray to call in the police.
1890 Marjorie Main was born in Acton, Indiana. After attending Franklin College, she went to Hollywood where she appeared in scores of MGM movies.
1895 Students and teachers moved into the new Indianapolis Industrial Training School. The school was later named for principal Charles E. Emmerich.
1962 President John F. Kennedy signed a bill authorizing the Lincoln Boyhood Memorial in Spencer County. Lincoln lived with his family in a log cabin there from age 7 to 21.
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