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5 Fun Facts About March 16 In Kansas History

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1. 1892: John Brown's daughter Mary Brown dies in Baldwin City, Kansas. Mary Brown was the daughter of abolitionist John Brown, who led the failed raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. Although Mary Brown never participated in her father's activities, she continued to advocate for civil rights and was a teacher for many years in Kansas.

2. 1903: The first electric car is introduced in Wichita, Kansas. Designed and built by Kansas native Hiram Maxim, the car featured an innovative battery system that allowed for longer distances between charges. However, it was not a commercial success and only a few were produced.

3. 1927: The Hays Daily News is founded in Hays, Kansas. The newspaper has been in continuous publication ever since and has won multiple awards for its journalism.

4. 1952: The University of Kansas basketball team wins its first NCAA championship. Led by future Hall of Fame coach Phog Allen and star player Clyde Lovellette, the Jayhawks defeated St. John's in the championship game.

5. 2014: The first flight of the KC-46 tanker plane is conducted at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas. The KC-46 is built by Boeing and is a key component of the Air Force's aerial refueling fleet. The plane has faced numerous delays and technical problems, but is expected to enter service in the near future.
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