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5 Fun Facts About July 18 In Kentucky History

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1. On July 18, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union. Prior to this, it had been a part of Virginia until the formation of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

2. In 1947, on July 18, the Kentucky State Fair opened its gates for the first time at its current location in Louisville. The fair has since been an annual event and is one of the largest in the state.

3. July 18, 1984, marks the day that the Cumberland Gap Tunnel opened to vehicle traffic. The tunnel, located on the Kentucky–Tennessee border, is a major thoroughfare and allows for safe travel through the Appalachian Mountains.

4. On July 18, 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led a raid into Kentucky, which became known as Morgan's Fourth Kentucky Raid. The raid was ultimately unsuccessful and ended with Morgan's capture a few days later.

5. The Kentucky Derby Museum officially opened on July 18, 1985. Located at Churchill Downs in Louisville, the museum is dedicated to showcasing the history and culture of the Kentucky Derby, one of the most famous horse races in the world.
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