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5 Fun Facts About April 10 In Kansas History

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1. On April 10, 1935, the dust bowl reached its peak in the state of Kansas. The extreme drought and dust storms of the mid-1930s impacted agriculture and the economy of the state, leading to widespread poverty and migration.

2. Kansas was the site of the historic court case Brown v. Board of Education, which challenged the segregation of public schools based on race. On April 10, 1953, future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall argued for the plaintiffs in the case before the U.S. District Court in Topeka.

3. In 1979, a tornado outbreak devastated parts of several Midwestern states, including Kansas. On April 10 of that year, a powerful EF4 tornado struck the town of Red Oak, killing three people and causing significant damage.

4. On April 10, 1929, the Municipal Airport of Kansas City (now known as the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport) was dedicated. The airport has played an important role in the city's aviation history, serving as the first municipal airport in the country and hosting notable flight events.

5. Kansas is known for its abundant wheat production, and April 10 is National Cinnamon Roll Day in the state. This annual holiday celebrates the perfect pairing of cinnamon rolls and wheat, and encourages Kansans to support local businesses by enjoying the state's delicious baked goods.
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