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1950 to present
1951 Eight Air Force fighters crash in the area around Richmond on June 9.  
1952 Twentieth Century Bridge, which replaced the Doran Bridge, opens
1956 Richmond celebrates its sesquicentennial  
1965 Phone Company fire
1966 First appearance of Morrisson-Reeves Library's bookmobile
1968 Explosion levels downtown and kills 41 people
1969 Municipal Building dedicated
1970 Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis perform a benefit at Civic Hall to benefit the children of former police chief Dan Mitrione.
1972 Promenade opens
1975 Current Morrisson-Reeves Library opens
1975 First IU East building opens
1982 Kuhlman Center opens  
1985 Tiernan Center opens  
1992 RHS State Basketball title
1993 Civic Hall Performing Arts Center opens
1997 Main Street reopened to traffic  
1999 Swayne Robinson foundry burns  
2000 US 40 Bridge opens; old Main Street Bridge closed  
2004 New Main Street Bridge opens  
2004 New Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Correctional Center opens on the former site of the Swayne Robinson foundry
2005 Bicentennial Celebration begins in August  
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