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5 Fun Facts About February 10 In Kansas History

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1. In 1947, the University of Kansas basketball team won their first ever conference game at Allen Fieldhouse. The game was against the University of Missouri, and the final score was 44-43.

2. In 1919, Kansas passed a law establishing a minimum wage for women and children. This was the first minimum wage law in the nation and helped pave the way for the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

3. In 1862, the Battle of Dover took place in Kansas during the Civil War. Union forces under Colonel James Montgomery defeated Confederate forces under General Sterling Price, helping to ensure that Kansas remained a free state.

4. In 1955, the Wichita Vortex Suckers played their first game as part of the National Roller Derby League. The team went on to win two championships and helped popularize the sport in the United States.

5. In 1965, the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas hosted a concert by Bob Dylan. The performance was plagued by technical difficulties, but it still drew a large crowd and helped establish Lawrence as a hub for alternative music in the 1960s.
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