When the longest-serving Republican Senator perished in a plane crash in August 2010, obituaries recalled the Alaska legislator’s Hoosier roots.
Indiana’s Democratic leadership was not enthusiastic about Robert Kennedy’s presidential bid in 1968, which he had announced in mid-March, just before flying to Indianapolis to register for its May primary. The junior Senator from New York and erstwhile U.S. Attorney General who had long championed civil rights returned to stump across Indiana April 4 th.
Indianapolis-born Kurt Vonnegut always placed his alma mater--Shortridge High School--beyond the range of his trademark slings and arrows.
When the Pacers the championship in 1970, it inspired Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar and two private investors to build Market Square Arena.