Famous Hoosiers

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Can you name the notable people from the state of Indiana?

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LivedFamous HoosierClaim to Fame
1774-1845Legendary pioneer that planted apple trees throughout the Midwest
1802-1876Founder of the West Lafayette university that bears his name
1833-190123rd President of the United States (1889-1893)
1849-1916Well-known writer and poet; best-known work is Little Orphant Annie
1854-1925Indiana Governor and later Vice President under Woodrow Wilson
1855-1926Social Democratic Party leader and 5-time presidential candidate
1867-1912Older brother of the duo that invented the airplane in 1903
1869-1946Novelist; writer of The Magnificent Ambersons
1871-1945Naturalist novelist; author of An American Tragedy
1891-1964Composer and songwriter; wrote the musical Anything Goes
1892-1944Republican presidential candidate defeated by FDR in 1940
1899-1981Composer best known for 'Georgia On My Mind'
1900-1945Journalist killed in WWII; won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944
1903-1934Sensational bank robber killed by police in a movie theater
1907-1995Businessman best known for his brand of popcorn
LivedFamous HoosierClaim to Fame
1910-2010Legendary NCAA coach that won 10 championships with UCLA
1922-2007Writer that wrote satirical novels such as Slaughterhouse Five
1926-1967Early astronaut killed in the Apollo 1 accident
1931-1955Actor and cultural symbol best known for the movie Rebel Without a Cause
1934-presentActress and singer; played Carol Brady on the Brady Bunch
1938-presentHall of Fame NBA player for the Royals and Bucks
1945-presentCartoonist of the world-famous comic strip Garfield
1945-presentHall of Fame quarterback; played for the Miami Dolphins
1947-presentHost of CBS' Late Show since 1993; also hosted on NBC
1950-presentSwimmer that won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics
1951-presentFolk-rock singer who has sold 40 million albums
1955-presentU.S. Senator since 1999; former Indiana governor
1956-presentHall of Fame NBA player that won 3 championships with the Celtics
1958-2009Hugely successful pop singer known as the 'King of Pop'
1971-presentWell known race car driver; has had 144 top 5 finishes in his career

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