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5 Fun Facts About August 23 In Arkansas History

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1. The Southern Tenant Farmers' Union (STFU) was founded in Tyronza, Arkansas on August 23, 1934. The STFU was a union that aimed to improve the rights and working conditions of tenant farmers in the South.

2. On August 23, 2018, the Arkansas State Capitol was vandalized with spray paint. A person or group of people painted "Death to America" and "Save the Planet" on the Capitol building before being arrested by police.

3. Little Rock Central High School, one of the most historically significant schools in the country, opened on August 23, 1957. The school became a national symbol of the struggle for civil rights when nine black students attempted to integrate the all-white school that same year.

4. The city of Bentonville, Arkansas was officially incorporated on August 23, 1873. Today, Bentonville is home to the headquarters of Walmart and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

5. On August 23, 1964, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck near Greenwood, Arkansas. This was one of the largest earthquakes to ever hit Arkansas and caused damage to buildings and homes in the area.
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