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5 Fun Facts About March 14 In Kentucky History

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1. On March 14, 1780, the Battle of Guilford Court House took place in the Revolutionary War. Several Kentucky soldiers fought in the battle, including James Harrod, who later founded Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

2. March 14, 1792 marked the day the Kentucky General Assembly approved the "Act for Establishing a Provisional Government for Kentucky" and officially declared Kentucky as a separate state from Virginia.

3. Pioneer and explorer William Clark was born on March 14, 1770 in Virginia. While not born in Kentucky, Clark is closely associated with the state due to his famous partnership with Meriwether Lewis on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which had significant impact on the development of Kentucky and the western United States.

4. On March 14, 1808, Kentucky Governor Christopher Greenup signed into law an act that provided for the establishment of the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville, making it the first state-supported school of its kind in the United States.

5. Louisville businessman and philanthropist William F. Owsley died on March 14, 1916. Owsley was known for his contributions to the development of Churchill Downs and his philanthropic efforts, which included founding the Owsley Brown Frazier Charitable Foundation.
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