1. In 1862, Quantrill's Raid took place in Lawrence, Kansas. William Clarke Quantrill and his band of Confederate guerrillas raided and burned the town, killing nearly 200 men and boys. This infamous event contributed to the escalating violence in the Civil War in Kansas.
2. In 1949, the National Baseball Congress World Series began in Wichita, Kansas. This annual baseball tournament attracts teams from around the country and has become a major event for baseball fans in the Midwest.
3. In 1963, Helen Keller addressed the graduating class of the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe, Kansas. Keller, who was both deaf and blind, gave an inspiring speech about overcoming obstacles and pursuing one's dreams.
4. In 1991, the Great Flood of 1991 began in Kansas. Heavy rainfall caused flooding throughout the state, resulting in over $160 million in damages and several deaths. The flood was one of the worst natural disasters in Kansas history.
5. In 2012, the Kansas City Royals hosted the first ever interleague game at Kauffman Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals. The game, which was played as part of the annual I-70 Series, drew a record crowd of over 40,000 fans and was a historic moment for baseball in Kansas City.
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