Soon after the discovery of penicillin, the number of wounded soldiers returning from WWII dying from infection mandated the antibiotic's mass production.
Indianapolis-born Kurt Vonnegut always placed his alma mater--Shortridge High School--beyond the range of his trademark slings and arrows.
Those who follow college football know that the Monon Bell represents the long-time rivalry between DePauw and Wabash Colleges. The 300-pound locomotive bell, first awarded as a trophy in 1932, was a gift from the Monon Railroad. Founded in 1847 as the New Albany and Salem Railroad, the Monon provided service from Lake Michigan to the Ohio River by 1853.