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5 Fun Facts About July 14 In Kansas History

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1. In 1866, the first recorded baseball game played in Kansas took place on July 14th. The game was played between the Kansas City 9 and the Wyandotte 9 in Kansas City.

2. On July 14, 1884, the first issue of The Wichita Eagle newspaper was published. The newspaper is still in publication today and is one of the largest circulated newspapers in Kansas.

3. July 14, 1910, marked the opening of the first theater in Wichita designed specifically for showing motion pictures. The theater, called The Sunflower, seated 850 people and charged a nickel for admission.

4. In 1930, Amelia Earhart, a Kansas native, became the first woman to fly solo across the United States. She departed from Los Angeles on July 14th and arrived in Newark, New Jersey, on July 18th, covering a distance of 2,447 miles.

5. On July 14, 1960, the first Home Savings and Loan Association branch opened in Wichita. The savings and loan association eventually grew to become one of the largest financial institutions in Kansas before its acquisition by another bank in 2010.
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