Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

IND Universities

Purdue University
When the first classes were held in September of 1874, there were 39 students and 6 instructors.  Today, Purdue is proud to enroll the second largest student body in Indiana and the second largest international student enrollment of any public university in the United States.

The University of  Notre Dame
In January of 1844, the University was officially chartered by a French priest, Rev. Edward Sorin.  He named the school in his native tongue, “L’Universit√© de Notre Dame du Lac” (The University of Our Lady of the Lake). 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

IND Attraction

Tippecanoe Battlefield, a National Historic  Landmark

The Battle of Tippecanoe - November 7, 1811.  Just a few miles north of Lafayette, Indiana...Native Americans fought the United States forces and lost the Midwestern lands they had roamed on for thousands of years.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

IL Interesting Fact

Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S.Grant and Barack Obama, were all living in Illinois when they were elected as President of the United States.

and...Ronald Regan was born and raised in Illinois.

Monday, June 20, 2011

IL Interesting Person

In January of 1984, Oprah had relocated to Chicago and begun hosting a low-rated morning talk show.  A few months after her debut, the show went from last place in the ratings to the highest ranking talk show in Chicago.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

IL Sports

The Chicago Bulls were founded in 1966.  During the 1990s they won 6 championships in 8 years!

Thank goodness the games are inside, I won't get too cold wearing this tutu!

There are only two remaining franchises from the NFL's founding, Chicago Bears being one of them. The Bears originated in Decatur in 1919.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

IL Attraction

The Field Museum of Natural History was incorporated in September of 1893.  It is home to over 21 million collections (not all on display.) Among them is Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus currently known.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011