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5 Fun Facts About July 25 In Kentucky History

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1. In 1863, John Hunt Morgan's raiders set fire to the town of Cynthiana. This was part of a larger Civil War campaign by Morgan's cavalry, known as Morgan's Raid.

2. On July 25, 1908, the Democratic National Convention took place in Denver, Colorado. Kentucky Governor J.C.W. Beckham was nominated for Vice President on the ticket with William Jennings Bryan.

3. In 1946, Kentucky Governor Simeon Willis signed a bill allowing women to serve on juries for the first time in the state's history. Kentucky was one of the last states to extend this right to women.

4. On July 25, 1982, a major flood hit Louisville, Kentucky, causing significant damage to the city. The flood was caused by heavy rainfall and overwhelmed the city's drainage systems.

5. In 2001, the Kentucky Construction Education Foundation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new training facility in Shelby County. The facility trains workers in construction-related trades and is still in operation today.
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