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5 Fun Facts About July 28 In Arkansas History

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1. On July 28, 1924, the Arkansas State Capitol building was officially dedicated. The building's construction began in 1899 and took over 25 years to complete.

2. In 1885, a devastating tornado swept through the town of Dardanelle on July 28, causing extensive damage and killing several residents.

3. July 28, 1866, marked the day that the federal government officially recognized the state of Arkansas as having been readmitted to the Union after the Civil War.

4. On July 28, 1961, Arkansas native and football legend, Lou Holtz, began his coaching career at the University of South Carolina.

5. The Arkansas National Guard was officially created on July 28, 1836, by Governor Archibald Yell's orders. The Guard has played a crucial role in the state's history, including being called upon during the Civil War and the Little Rock Nine crisis in 1957.
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