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July 17, 2006


The Old Oaken Bucket

Once covered in mold and moss, it's now garnished with bronze charms. The Old Oaken Bucket is awarded to the winner of the annual Purdue-IU football match-up.

July 10, 2006


The Invention of Fluoride Toothpaste

In 1950 Proctor and Gamble subsidized research at Indiana University on the use of stannous fluoride--a fluoride/tin compound--in the prevention of tooth decay.

June 26, 2006


Sarah Parke Morrison

"The quickest way to meet the feminine drive to achieve equality is to admit girls to university classes." That decision set a precedent for the nation.

February 6, 2006


Thomas Hart Benton – Indiana Murals

Thomas Hart Benton’s Indiana Murals provide a primer in Indiana History. They’re in three separate locations on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington.

July 4, 2005


Ernie Pyle

Ernest Taylor Pyle was born just southwest of Dana, Indiana, on August 3, 1900. After graduating from high school, he served in the Naval Reserve, and then studied journalism at Indiana University.

April 25, 2005


T.C. Steele

Theodore Clement “T.C.” Steele is part of the “Hoosier Group of impressionist painters” that transformed art in Indiana by promoting the idea of painting “out in the open.”

December 27, 2004


Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagland “Hoagy” Carmichael attended law school at Indiana University where he started a jazz band, “Carmichael’s Collegians.” He graduated, but music soon eclipsed his legal ambitions.

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