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5 Fun Facts About December 19 In Kansas History

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1. In 1834, a treaty was signed between the US government and the Osage Nation, ceding a large portion of their lands in Kansas to the government.

2. In 1865, Confederate guerrilla leader William Clarke Quantrill died in prison in Louisville, Kentucky. Quantrill was responsible for the infamous Lawrence Massacre in Kansas in 1863.

3. In 1917, the Great Bend tornado struck central Kansas, killing 11 people and causing widespread damage.

4. In 1958, Charlie Bird Parker, a jazz saxophonist from Kansas City, died at the age of 34. Parker is considered one of the most innovative and influential jazz musicians of all time.

5. In 2018, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes broke the record for most touchdown passes in a player's first 12 games with 41, surpassing the previous record held by Tom Brady.
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