Here are five interesting facts about January 13 in Kansas history:
1. In 1895, the University of Kansas basketball team played its first game against a team outside of the state, losing to the University of Missouri in Columbia.
2. In 1927, a blizzard hit western Kansas, causing massive drifts and making travel nearly impossible. Some areas received up to 27 inches of snow.
3. On January 13, 1966, the famous Hollywood actor and director, Buster Keaton, died in Woodland Hills, California. Keaton was born in Piqua, Kansas, in 1895.
4. In 1981, Kansas Governor John Carlin signed the first comprehensive no-fault automobile insurance law in the United States, which went into effect on July 1 of that year.
5. On this day in 2012, the 29th Annual Kansas City International Auto Show opened at Bartle Hall, featuring hundreds of new vehicles and exhibits from major automakers.
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