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5 Fun Facts About February 6 In Arkansas History

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1. On February 6, 1788, Arkansas became a part of the United States when it was included in the Mississippi Territory.

2. In 1820, Arkansas was admitted as a state, making it the 25th state in the United States.

3. During the Civil War, on February 6, 1862, Union troops occupied Fort Henry on the Tennessee River, securing a strategic victory in the war.

4. On February 6, 1899, Arkansas Governor Daniel Webster Jones signed a bill creating the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, which aimed to improve farming practices in the state.

5. On February 6, 1962, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus declared a state of emergency and called out the National Guard to prevent nine African American students from integrating into Little Rock Central High School. This action sparked national controversy and became known as the Little Rock Nine crisis.
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