1. Kansas Day - June 24 marks the anniversary of Kansas becoming a state in 1861. The state was admitted to the Union as the 34th state during the Civil War.
2. Amelia Earhart's birthplace - June 24 is also the birthday of legendary pilot Amelia Earhart, who was born in Atchison, Kansas in 1897. Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932.
3. Prohibition in Kansas - On June 24, 1881, Kansas became the first state to prohibit the sale and consumption of alcohol. The amendment was later repealed in 1948.
4. Battle of Fort Scott - On June 24, 1864, Union troops successfully defended Fort Scott from a Confederate attack during the American Civil War. The battle is considered a significant victory for the Union and helped secure Kansas as a state loyal to the Union cause.
5. Chisholm Trail - The Chisholm Trail, a famous cattle drive route from Texas to Kansas, crossed into Kansas on June 24, 1867. The trail was a crucial part of Kansas' early economy and helped put the state on the map as a center for cattle ranching.
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