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5 Fun Facts About December 11 In Mississippi History

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1. In 1817, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state of the Union on December 10th, but celebrations continued into December 11th.

2. On December 11, 1908, the Choctaw and Memphis Railroad was sold to the Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad.

3. In 1972, the state of Mississippi issued a formal apology for slavery and segregation during a special session called by the governor on December 11.

4. In 2003, the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson opened a major exhibition featuring the artwork of John James Audubon on December 11.

5. On December 11, 2010, the Mississippi State Bulldogs football team won their first ever SEC championship. The victory came against the Auburn Tigers with a final score of 28-14.
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