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5 Fun Facts About April 24 In Mississippi History

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1. On April 24, 1875, the Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson was destroyed by a massive fire. The building was later reconstructed, with the dome being restored to its original height in 1987.

2. On April 24, 1960, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer was arrested and jailed in Winona, Mississippi for attempting to register to vote. Her arrest sparked national attention and drew support for the civil rights movement.

3. On April 24, 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the landmark case Milliken v. Bradley that interdistrict busing was not necessary to achieve school desegregation in Detroit, Michigan. The decision had significant implications for school desegregation efforts across the country, including in Mississippi.

4. On April 24, 1986, a tornado outbreak struck parts of Mississippi, causing extensive damage and claiming 11 lives. The tornadoes were part of a larger outbreak that affected several southern states.

5. On April 24, 2010, an explosion and subsequent oil spill occurred on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in one of the largest environmental disasters in United States history. Mississippi's coastline was heavily impacted by the spill, leading to significant economic and environmental consequences for the state.
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