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5 Fun Facts About July 6 In Arkansas History

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1. On July 6, 1927, the town of Harrison in northwestern Arkansas experienced one of the most significant racial incidents in its history. A mob of white residents attacked and lynched a black man named John Carter, who had been accused of assaulting a white woman. The incident sparked national outrage and led to calls for stronger anti-lynching laws.

2. July 6, 1934 saw the birth of Bill Clinton, who would go on to become the 42nd President of the United States. Clinton was born in the small town of Hope, Arkansas and grew up to be one of the most influential political figures of his generation.

3. On July 6, 1957, the Little Rock Nine were denied entry into Little Rock Central High School, marking a pivotal moment in the struggle for civil rights in Arkansas and the United States. The students were attempting to integrate the previously all-white high school, but were met with violent opposition from white residents and the Arkansas National Guard.

4. On July 6, 1966, the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas was struck by a powerful tornado that caused extensive damage and left several people injured. The storm was part of a larger tornado outbreak that hit the central and eastern United States during the summer of 1966.

5. July 6, 1971 saw the opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. The library houses the papers and archives of the Clinton presidency, as well as exhibits and displays that explore the history and legacy of the presidency.
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