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5 Fun Facts About March 13 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1950, the town of Ozark experienced one of the deadliest tornadoes in Arkansas history on March 13. The tornado killed 20 people and injured over 130.

2. In 1961, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African American students who had been denied entry to Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The ruling on March 13 led to the desegregation of schools across the country.

3. In 1996, Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee signed into law the Natural State Jackpot, a lottery game unique to Arkansas. The first drawing was held on March 13, 2000.

4. On March 13, 1821, the Arkansas Territory was established by an Act of Congress. It included all of present-day Arkansas and portions of Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas.

5. In 1873, Maud Crawford was born in Hope, Arkansas on March 13. Crawford was a successful lawyer and the first female attorney in her hometown. She disappeared without a trace in 1957, and her case remains unsolved to this day.
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