Learn about Indiana history a day at a time. Ideal for history lovers or home school history teachers, A Day in Indiana History - January teaches the historical facts about Indiana in an easy to understand format. Indiana's bicentennial approaches us during the year 2016. This event presents an ideal time to teach the history of the state of Indiana. Formed from the vast Northwest Territory in 1803, the Indiana Territory eventually became five states. Indiana was the first of these states, achieving statehood on December 16, 1816. Explore Indiana's rich history from its early days of French settlement. The Indiana Bicentennial History Series will present the history of Indiana in a series of short articles that describe important facts and events in the history of the State of Indiana on a day-to-day format. The series presents those that wish to home school students about the history of the State of Indiana an ideal history book to do just that.