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5 Fun Facts About August 26 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1936, the city of Little Rock experienced its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching a scorching 114 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. On August 26, 1964, the Little Rock Nine – the first black students to attend Little Rock Central High School after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision – returned to the school for their senior year.
3. Arkansas native and former president Bill Clinton was born on August 19, 1946. He served as governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and again from 1983 to 1992.
4. On August 26, 1840, Arkansas became the 25th state to join the United States.
5. The Battle of Jenkins' Ferry, which took place on April 30, 1864, was a Civil War battle that resulted in a Confederate victory. However, on August 26, 1913, a monument was dedicated at the site of the battle near Sheridan, Arkansas to honor the Union soldiers who lost their lives there.
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