The Week in Indiana History

first_imgDid You Know?     The Indiana Statehouse opened in 1888 after ten years of construction.  Built with Indiana limestone, the handsome structure came in under the $2 million budget.  Impressive marble columns and brass chandeliers greet visitors inside the stately structure. The building still houses all three branches of government. 1893     The Grand Army of the Republic, made up of Civil War veterans, held its annual “encampment” in Indianapolis.  Over 75,000 attended the gathering, which included the construction of a replica of the Union gunboat Kearsarge on the east lawn of the Indiana Statehouse.  The GAR met in the city eight times between 1881 and 1949. Click below for a VIRTUAL TOUR of the Indiana StatehouseStatehouse Virtual Tour “Hoosier Celebration ’88” on September 2, 1988, commemorated the $11 million renovation of the Indiana Statehouse.  See details below. Statehouse Indiana Statehouse Tour Office SUBSCRIBER SERVICES:Manage Preferences  |  Delete Profile  |  Help HOOSIER QUOTE OF THE WEEK Quiz We count on winning.  And if we lose, don’t beef.  And the best way to prevent beefing is—don’t lose. – – Knute Rockne Dome Orville Redenbacher2012     A life-sized statue of Orville Redenbacherwas unveiled in Valparaiso, where he developed the popcorn that made him famous.  The statue has the “Popcorn King” sitting on a park bench wearing the bowtie, suspenders, and horn-rimmed glasses which were his trademarks.  Through his commercials and guest appearances on television, he was a familiar figure to people around the world. Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Hoosier History Highlights This email was sent to [email protected] using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: Indiana Department of Administration · 402 W. Washington St., Room W-478 ·Indianapolis, IN 46204 ·  (317) 232-3150GovDelivery logo Map1783     The Treaty of Paris wassigned with Great Britain.  The pact officially ended the American Revolutionary War and gave most of the land east of the Mississippi to the United States.  The new area, called The Northwest Territory, included most of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota. 1988     A formal dress party was held at the IndianaStatehouse to celebrate the $11 million restoration of the building.  Entertainment for the crowd of 2,000 was provided by singer Marie Osmond.  The project, which took five years, brought the structure back to its original glory, while updating its technology and accessibility.  Governor Robert D. Orr told the assembly, “This is a renewal as well as a celebration.  It is sentimental with an eye toward the future.” September 1 – September 7The Week in Indiana History 1.  In what city is the George Rogers Clark Memorial?2.  Whose home in Fountaintown was a major station on the Underground Railroad ?3.  What do these Indiana counties have in common?  Huntington, LaGrange, LaPorte, Sullivan, Tipton, and Wabash.Answers Below 1936     President Franklin D. Roosevelt was in Indianapolis to open the State Fair.  Before going to the fair, he took a two-hour open-car tour, stopping at various work sites in the city.  At Riley Hospital for Children, his car pulled up close alongside a window so he could talk to children face-to-face.  He was welcomed to the State Fair by Governor Paul V. McNutt and Mayor John W. Kern. Follow us on Instagram: @instatehousetouroffice Beatles1964     It was 1:00 am and supposed to be a secret, but somehow fans and photographers found out that the Beatles were arriving in their chartered Lockheed Electra at Weir Cook Airport.  It was another secret that they were staying at the Speedway Motel, but that one got out, too.  The “Fab Four” were good-natured about it as they prepared for two State Fair shows later in the day. INDIANA QUICK QUIZ ANSWERS:  1.  Vincennes  2.  Levi Coffin  3.  The name of the county seat is the same as the name of the county. INDIANA STATEHOUSE TOUR OFFICEIndiana Department of AdministrationGuided tours of the Indiana Statehouse are offered Monday through Saturday.  For more information, check our website listed at the bottom of this page.NOTE:  The Statehouse will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 2(317) [email protected] Quote Kearsarge FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Changes in religion lessons unconstitutional says Greek state council

first_imgGreece’s Council of State came up with a new ruling on Tuesday (local time) deeming the changes made by former education minister Nikos Filis in religion lessons unconstitutional, opposing “Article 16 of the Constitution, which states that education is a basic mission of the state, and among its aims is the development of national and religious consciousness”.The former decision has been revised following an appeal by the Holy Metropolis of Piraeus and other institutions questioning the former education minister’s actions which were considered to contradict the basic principles of the European Convention of Human Rights.According to decision 660 of 2018 published by the plenary of Greece’s highest administration court chaired by the President of the Council of State, Nikos Sakellariou and State Counselor Efthymios Antonopoulos the changes to the schools’ curriculum introduced under Filis’ ministerial decision are annulled for fear they would affect the sensitive mentality of the young pupils leading to their diversion from the Christian Orthodox consciousness and endangerment of critical perception.The religion classes are to go back to the old books and curriculum taught prior to Filis’ changes. The decision will be effective immediately for primary and secondary schools; the appeal for high school is still pending.Moreover, the court ruled that the former minister’s changes are also contrary to Article 13 of the Constitution, which enshrines the freedom of religious consciousness to be inviolable, targeting exclusively Christian Orthodox students. The teaching of religion lessons is also aimed at consolidating the Christian Orthodox faith as it is from the context of family life and the student’s environment prior to schooling.Filis’ changes were found to directly affect the First Additional Protocol of the European Court of Human Rights depriving students of Christian Orthodox doctrine of the right to be taught exclusively the doctrines, moral values ​​and traditions of the Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ, while the law provides for Roman Catholic, Jewish and Muslim students to be taught their respective religion lessons independently. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more