Willard Library

MARCH  26 - APRIL  1


1844     Four people were killed and several injured in a railroad accident on the steep incline in Madison.  The loaded wood car broke loose and raced downhill, slamming into the passenger car.


1880     Turning on large arc lights in the dome of the courthouse, the Brush Electric Company made Wabash, Indiana, the "first electrically lighted city in the world."


1885     The Willard Library in Evansville was dedicated.  The striking Gothic-Revival building continues to serve its patrons and is known for the legend of the "Gray Lady" ghost.


1896     Jeanette Covert Nolan was born in Evansville.  Starting out as a newspaper reporter, she became a popular author of children's books about American history.


1984     Fourteen tractor-trailer trucks departed Owings Mills, Maryland, in the middle of the night as the Colts NFL team moved to a new home in Indianapolis.  

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