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5 Fun Facts About February 7 In Mississippi History

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1. In 1813, the Battle of Burnt Corn Creek occurred near present-day Flomaton, Alabama, between United States settlers and Creek Native Americans. The battle marked the beginning of the Creek War, a conflict between the United States and several Creek tribes that lasted until 1814.

2. In 1861, Mississippi voted to secede from the United States and join the newly formed Confederacy. The state played a significant role in the American Civil War, including the Battle of Vicksburg, one of the longest and most decisive battles of the conflict.

3. In 1900, a severe tornado outbreak swept through Mississippi, killing over 100 people and causing significant damage in several towns and cities. The event remains one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in the state's history.

4. In 1964, the Mississippi Burning case began with the disappearance of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi. The case sparked national outrage and led to the conviction of several members of the Ku Klux Klan for their involvement in the murders of the civil rights activists.

5. In 2008, a large tornado outbreak struck several states in the southeastern United States, including Mississippi. The outbreak produced over 80 tornadoes and caused extensive damage across the region, resulting in over 50 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
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