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5 Fun Facts About August 22 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1950, the town of Lockesburg was hit by a tornado that caused significant damage and fatalities. The storm was part of a larger outbreak that affected several states across the Southeast.

2. On August 22, 1987, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Clinton would go on to win the Democratic nomination and serve two terms as President.

3. In 1993, the Arkansas Razorbacks football team defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 20-10 in a season-opening game. The victory was notable for being the first game coached by Razorbacks legendary coach Houston Nutt.

4. On August 22, 1963, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in Little Rock at Philander Smith College. His speech focused on the importance of nonviolence and peaceful protest in the struggle for civil rights.

5. In 1914, a group of suffragettes led by Florence Crittenton held a rally in Little Rock advocating for women's right to vote. The event was part of a larger national movement that eventually led to the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920.
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