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5 Fun Facts About August 3 In Kentucky History

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1. In 1778, the Battle of Blue Licks took place near the Licking River in what is now Robertson County. This was one of the last battles of the American Revolutionary War fought in Kentucky and resulted in the death of many American soldiers.

2. On August 3, 1795, the Treaty of Greenville was signed between the United States and several Native American tribes, including the Shawnee, Miami, and Delaware. The treaty ended hostilities between the two groups and opened up much of present-day Ohio to American settlement.

3. In 1917, the National Guard was mobilized for World War I, including many Kentucky soldiers. The 138th Infantry Regiment, made up of soldiers from Kentucky and Indiana, fought in battles such as the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and suffered heavy casualties.

4. On August 3, 1959, Happy Chandler was elected as the Commissioner of Baseball, becoming the second person to hold the position after Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Chandler, a former Kentucky governor and U.S. senator, served as commissioner until 1965.

5. In 2007, the modern Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory opened in downtown Louisville. The museum showcases the history of the Louisville Slugger baseball bat and features interactive exhibits and tours of the bat-making process.
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