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5 Fun Facts About July 14 In Arkansas History

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1. On July 14, 1835, Little Rock's first newspaper, the Arkansas Advocate, published its first issue. The paper was founded by William Woodruff and played a significant role in shaping public opinion in the state.

2. In 1846, Arkansas became the 25th state to be admitted to the Union on July 14th. The state's constitutional convention took place in 1836, and it took another 10 years for it to be granted statehood.

3. On July 14, 1874, the Brooks-Baxter War reached its climax with the Battle of the Little Rock. The conflict arose from a disputed gubernatorial election and resulted in the deaths of several individuals.

4. July 14, 1915, is notable for the opening of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Booneville. The facility, which was later renamed the Arkansas Tuberculosis Hospital and is now part of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, played an important role in the treatment of the disease in the state.

5. The last execution by hanging in Arkansas took place on July 14, 1934. The prisoner, Charley Coleman, was convicted of murder and payed his final price on this day. The execution method was later changed from hanging to lethal injection in the late 20th century.
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