John Perdue was an industrialist whose donation led to the founding of Purdue University. He agreed to donate the money on two conditions, the school would be named after him and he got to choose where in Indiana that the school grounds would be built.
The ultimate trophy for the Indy 500 is the Borg Warner Trophy named after the automotive supplier of the same name.
This primary season, a town in Indiana elected Andrew Wilhoite for the Republican primary nomination. He’s been in jail since March for killing his wife and dumping her remains in a body of water.
The capital of Indiana, Indianapolis gets its name from the Greek word “polis” which means city. Which literally makes Indianapolis translate as Indiana City.
In 1897, a physician tried to convince the Indiana Legislature to change the value of Pi because he thought he discovered a way to “square a circle”. The House of Representatives passed the bill, but the Senate rejected it.