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5 Fun Facts About December 9 In Kansas History

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1. In 1960, the University of Kansas basketball team defeated the University of Kentucky in a historic game that featured two of the top programs in college basketball at the time.

2. In 1862, the Battle of Prairie Grove took place in Arkansas, which had a significant impact on the outcome of the American Civil War. Many men from Kansas fought in the battle and contributed to the Union victory.

3. In 1875, the first issue of the Kansas City Star newspaper was published. The paper quickly became one of the most widely read and influential newspapers in the region.

4. In 1955, the first televised broadcast of a Kansas City Chiefs football game was aired, marking the beginning of a new era for professional sports in the region.

5. In 1870, the state legislature passed a bill establishing the University of Kansas, which has since become one of the top public universities in the country. Today, the university boasts a vibrant campus community and a range of academic programs and research initiatives.
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