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5 Fun Facts About June 10 In Kansas History

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1. In 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was signed into law, which established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and allowed settlers to determine whether they would allow slavery in their respective territories.
2. On June 10, 1941, the first B-29 bomber was unveiled at the Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. The B-29 went on to play a significant role in World War II, including the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
3. In 1966, a massive tornado struck Topeka, Kansas, killing 16 people and causing widespread damage throughout the city.
4. On June 10, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act, which granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the United States. This was a significant step forward for Indigenous rights and recognition.
5. In 1977, the deadly "Kansas City Massacre" occurred in south Kansas City, when several FBI agents and local police officers were ambushed by gangsters attempting to free a prisoner. Four law enforcement officers and one criminal were killed in the ensuing shootout.
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