Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About February 25 In Iowa History

---Learn Every Day: IA Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history ia To: 618-270-4005---

1. In 1837, the Iowa Territory was established by an act of Congress, paving the way for Iowa statehood in 1846.

2. On February 25, 1959, the plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all on board. This tragedy later became known as "The Day the Music Died."

3. In 1896, Iowa State College (now Iowa State University) became the first college in the nation to offer a degree in veterinary medicine.

4. On February 25, 1947, the University of Iowa College of Law admitted Ada Kepley, the first woman to graduate from a law school in the United States. Kepley had previously earned a bachelor's degree in music from the same university.

5. The Iowa State Capitol building, located in Des Moines, was completed on February 25, 1884, after several years of construction. The building is a prime example of the Renaissance Revival style of architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Tags: IA

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping