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5 Fun Facts About March 22 In Arkansas History

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1. On March 22, 1878, the town of Pine Bluff, Arkansas was nearly destroyed by a disastrous fire that began in a saloon. The fire spread quickly due to high winds, destroying over 200 buildings and nearly causing the evacuation of the entire town.

2. March 22, 1933 saw the opening of the Arkansas State Capitol building in Little Rock. Designed by architect George Mann, the building features a neoclassical design and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

3. On March 22, 1943, famed artist Grant Wood passed away while visiting the town of Iowa City, Iowa. While not an Arkansas native, Wood is known for his painting "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," which is owned by the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

4. The University of Arkansas basketball team won its first ever NCAA Tournament game on March 22, 1990, defeating the Princeton Tigers in a close game that ended in a score of 68-64.

5. March 22, 2004 saw Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee reveal a new state license plate design featuring a stylized diamond shape and the slogan "The Natural State." The design was met with mixed reviews, with some critics calling it too plain and others praising its simplicity.
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