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5 Fun Facts About January 4 In Arkansas History

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1. The Arkansas State Capitol building was officially opened on January 4, 1911. This historic structure is located in Little Rock and serves as the center of the state's government.

2. On January 4, 1864, Union forces captured the town of Jonesboro, Arkansas, during the Civil War. This victory was a key moment in the Union's efforts to take control of the state.

3. The city of Stuttgart, Arkansas, hosts an annual rice festival that takes place on the first weekend in January. The festival features food, music, parades, and sporting events.

4. On January 4, 1995, a major ice storm hit much of Arkansas, causing widespread damage and power outages. It is estimated that the storm caused over $100 million in damages.

5. In 1958, the first African American students were admitted to the University of Arkansas School of Law on January 4. This was a historic moment for the state, as it marked a significant step forward in the fight for civil rights in the South.
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