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Year


Institution


Events


1816

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Indiana Statehood

1827

Hanover College

NYC starts first public transit system; Beethoven dies

1832

Wabash College

Black Hawk War versus Sac and Fox Indians; Goethe dies

1834

Franklin College

Louis Braille invents raised point writing; Whig Party formed in US

1837

DePauw University

Morse Code invented; John Deere invents steel-toothed plow

1840

Saint Mary-of- the-Woods College

James Fenimore Cooper writes The Pathfinder; Amistad mutiny

1842

University of Notre Dame

Fremont maps the Oregon Trail; Tennyson publishes his Poems

1844

Saint Mary's College

YMCA formed in England; Joseph Smith killed, Brigham Young becomes leader of Mormons

1846

Taylor University

Alexander Cartwright codifies rules of baseball; Smithsonian Institute founded

1847

Earlham College

Marx and Engels publish The Communist Manifesto; Donner Party trapped

1851

Marian University

Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Melville's Moby Dick published; Colt revolver mass-produced in England

1854

University of Evansville

Republican Party founded; Crimean War begins; Thoreau writes Walden

1855

Butler University

Livingstone discovers Victoria Falls; Whitman publishes Leaves of Grass

1859

Valparaiso University

John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry; Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species

1874

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Chautauqua movement begins in US; French Impressionists hold first show

1884

Trine University

first roller coaster opens at Coney Island; Twain publishes Huckleberry Finn

1885

Oakland City University

Louis Pasteur administers anti-rabies vaccine; Gilbert & Sullivan premiere The Mikado in London

 1889

Manchester University

Saint Joseph's College


Eiffel Tower completed; Wall Street Journal begins publication; Van Gogh completes Starry Night

1890

University of Saint Francis 

Battle of Wounded Knee, South Dakota; Sherman Anti-Trust Act enacted

1894

Goshen College

Labor Day becomes a legal US holiday; first US Open golf tournament held

1897

Huntington University

US annexes Hawaii; Sousa debuts The Stars and Stripes Forever; Stoker's Dracula and Wells' The Invisible Man published

1902

University of Indianapolis 

Aswan Dam completed; first Rose Bowl game played

1917

Anderson University

US enters World War I; Bolshevik Revolution in Russia

1920

Indiana Wesleyan University

US ratifies 19th Amendment; League of Nations, ACLU established; Prohibition takes effect

1930

Indiana Tech

Pluto discovered; Wood paints American Gothic

1937

Ancilla College

Amelia Earhart disappears over the Pacific; Picasso paints Guernica; George Gershwin dies

1947

Bethel College

India gains independence from Britain; Jackie Robinson breaks baseball's color barrier

1948

Grace College

Gandhi assassinated; Israel established; Transistor invented

1966

Holy Cross College

The National Organization for Women formed; US Supreme Court issues Miranda ruling

1973

Calumet College of St. Joseph

US Supreme Court issues Roe v. Wade ruling; Agnew resigns as Vice President; Picasso dies

1979

Martin University

Three Mile Island nuclear accident; US Embassy in Iran taken over, Americans held hostage

 

Event summaries courtesy of TheHistoryChannel.com