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Governor declares Friday Statehood Day in Indiana

Governor Mike Pence signed a proclamation making December 11th Statehood Day.

“This Statehood Day, we will reflect on the remarkable progress Hoosiers have charted over our 199 years of history,” Governor Pence wrote in a press release. “In commemorating this special birthday, we usher in a historic, year-long bicentennial celebration of the enduring Hoosier spirit and the future that lies before us.”

December 11 is the state's 199th anniversary of becoming the 19th state in the union.

Friday also kicks off the year-long celebration in advance of the state's 200th birthday.

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