NOVEMBER 19 – NOVEMBER 25
1885 Thomas A. Hendricks died while on a visit to Indianapolis. At the time of his death, he was United States Vice President under Grover Cleveland. He had served as an Indiana Congressman, a U. S. Senator, and an Indiana Governor. His home was in Shelbyville.
1916 Celebrated actor John Barrymore was on stage at the English Opera House in Indianapolis, starring in the John Galsworthy play “Justice.” There were four performances over a three-day period. Nearly everyone in the cast had accompanied Barrymore in the original New York production.
1933 Over 100 more projects were approved by the Indiana Civil Works Administration, giving jobs to nearly 6000 men. This raised the total to 294 projects employing nearly 21,000 who had lost their jobs due to the Depression.
1959 L. V. Phillips, Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, led dedication ceremonies for the Chrysler Fieldhouse in New Castle. Now called the New Castle Fieldhouse, the arena has seating for 9,200 people. It is considered the world’s largest high school gym.
1963 Indiana Governor Matthew E. Welsh proclaimed a 30-day mourning period following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. The Governor and his wife Mary were making plans to attend the President’s funeral in Washington.
1968 Sammy L. Davis, a graduate of Mooresville High School, was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic service in Vietnam. The honor was bestowed upon him by President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House.
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