Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About February 29 In Arkansas History

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

1. The first leap year in Arkansas was recognized in 1828, and February 29 became an officially recognized date in the state.

2. The first recorded birth on February 29 in Arkansas was in 1912, when a baby boy was born in Pulaski County. He was given the name Aaron.

3. In 1936, a group of five students were expelled from Harding College (now Harding University) for celebrating Leap Year Day. They decided to start their own school, which eventually became Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

4. On February 29, 1940, Arkansas became the first state in the South to enact a state sales tax. The tax was set at 2%.

5. In 1966, Leap Year Day was a cold and snowy one in Arkansas. A blizzard swept across the state, dumping up to 16 inches of snow in some areas and causing widespread power outages. Many schools and businesses were closed for days.
  • Tags: AR

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