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5 Fun Facts About June 30 In Mississippi History

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1. On June 30, 1837, the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi was incorporated. Vicksburg is known for its important role in the Civil War, specifically for the Siege of Vicksburg in 1863.

2. Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, who was convicted for organizing the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi, died on June 30, 2018 while serving his prison sentence.

3. On June 30, 1908, the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee broke and flooded an area of over 200,000 acres, causing significant damage to the region's cotton crop.

4. In 1977, Elivs Presley gave his final performance in the state of Mississippi at the Civic Center in Jackson on June 30th. Elvis was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and was known for his love of the southern states.

5. On June 30, 1993, the Mississippi River reached a record high level of over 48 feet due to heavy rainfall and flooding, causing damage to several towns and cities along the river. The event is significant in Mississippi's history as it highlighted the importance of flood control and management in the region.
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