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5 Fun Facts About August 11 In Mississippi History

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1. In 1964, the Ku Klux Klan abducted and murdered civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Neshoba County, Mississippi. This event, known as the "Mississippi Burning" case, is a tragic reminder of the state's troubled history with race relations.

2. On August 11, 1822, the state of Mississippi ratified its first Constitution, which established the state's government and formalized its status as a state within the United States.

3. Mississippi's first public library, the St. Tammany Parish Library, was established on August 11, 1924. The library remains a popular resource for residents of St. Tammany Parish and the surrounding areas.

4. August 11, 1969, marked the opening of the W.N. Butts Medical School at Mississippi's University of Mississippi Medical Center. The medical school has since become a leading institution for medical education and research in the state.

5. On August 11, 1999, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Mississippi, causing widespread damage and devastation. The storm was one of the deadliest and most destructive in U.S. history, and its impact is still felt in the state today.
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