1. In 1838, the Trail of Tears began as the Cherokee people were forced to leave their homes in Arkansas and other southeastern states and relocate to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma).
2. In 1873, the Arkansas State Printer newspaper was first published in Little Rock, becoming the state's official newspaper in 1891.
3. In 1897, the Arkansas State Capitol building was destroyed by fire, resulting in the loss of many important historical documents and artifacts.
4. In 1930, the Jones-Eyster Store in Winslow became the first rural electrified store in the United States.
5. In 1987, the Little Rock Nine returned to Central High School for the first time since their historic integration in 1957, as part of the school's 30th anniversary commemoration.
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