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5 Fun Facts About January 20 In Mississippi History

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1. On January 20, 1870, Hiram Revels became the first African American to serve in the U.S. Senate. Revels was a Republican politician and served as Mississippi's first senator following the state's readmission to the Union after the Civil War.

2. In 1937, Mississippi Governor Hugh White was born in Sunflower County. White served as governor from 1952 to 1956 and was known for his support of education reform and civil rights.

3. On January 20, 1969, Richard Nixon was inaugurated as the 37th President of the United States. Although Mississippi was a stronghold for Nixon in the 1968 election, the state's white Democratic establishment was still reluctant to fully endorse him due to his perceived lack of support for segregation.

4. In 1985, former Mississippi Governor William Winter gave a speech at the University of Mississippi in which he called for the removal of the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. Winter's remarks were controversial at the time, but they helped to pave the way for the eventual removal of the emblem in 2020.

5. On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Mississippi was one of Trump's strongest supporters in the 2016 election, with the Republican winning over 57% of the vote in the state.
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