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5 Fun Facts About July 25 In Mississippi History

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1. In 1965, civil rights activists marched from Northern Mississippi to Jackson to protest the denial of voting rights to Black Americans. This march came to be known as the "Northern Mississippi March" and was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement.

2. In 1983, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center opened in Biloxi. The venue has since hosted a wide variety of events, including concerts, sporting events, and conventions.

3. On July 25, 1990, the Mississippi Gulf Coast was hit by Hurricane Marco, causing significant damage to the region. The storm caused extensive flooding and power outages, and many homes and businesses were destroyed.

4. In 2004, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians opened the Silver Star Casino in Philadelphia. The casino has since become a major tourist attraction and source of revenue for the Choctaw Nation.

5. In 2013, the University of Mississippi Medical Center successfully performed the first adult to child kidney transplant in the state. The transplant was a groundbreaking procedure that demonstrated the hospital's commitment to advancing medical science and improving patient care.
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