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5 Fun Facts About March 16 In Kentucky History

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1. On March 16, 1837, Kentucky Governor James Clark signed a bill to establish what is now Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

2. On March 16, 1893, Louisville businessman Henry Watterson acquired ownership of the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper, which he would eventually transform into a leading national voice of the Democratic Party.

3. On March 16, 1909, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed the Alimony Act, which gave Kentucky women the right to receive alimony payments from their estranged husbands.

4. On March 16, 1951, Ashland Oil founder Paul G. Blazer died in a car accident. Blazer, who had built one of the largest independent oil companies in the world, was only 52 years old at the time of his death.

5. On March 16, 1968, the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team won a thrilling triple-overtime game against the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA Tournament. The game, which featured future NBA All-Stars Pat Riley and Jeff Mullins, is still regarded as one of the greatest in college basketball history.
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