Fact of the Week: November 23, 2015

The word Hoosiers, which refers to an Indiana resident, has unknown origin. One of the first uses of it in print was in the 1830's when John Finley, of Richmond, wrote a poem: "The Hoosier's Nest."


Fact of the Week: November 18, 2015

Jane Addams was the second woman, and first American woman to receive a nobel peace prize. She worked to help the poor and to stop the use of children as industrial laborers. She ran Hull House in Chicago, a center which helped immigrants in particular. She also founded the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in 1919.

Cite: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1931/addams-facts.html


Fact of the Week: November 11, 2015

In 1919, Armistice Day was created by President Wilson to remember the end of WWI. Later in 1934, an Act approved on May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day dedicated to the cause of world peace. After WWII, in 1954, Armistice was replaced with Veteran, to honor those who had served. 

Cite: VA


Fact of the Week: November 1, 2015

Until 2006, only 10 counties in Indiana observed Daylight Saving Time. Then a law was passed for the whole state to observe the time change.