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5 Fun Facts About March 5 In Iowa History

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1. On March 5, 1860, the first Republican State Convention was held in Iowa, marking the beginning of a state tradition of being a Republican stronghold.
2. March 5, 1933, marks the day when Iowa Governor Clyde Herring declared a state of emergency during the Great Depression and halted all foreclosures to give struggling farmers a chance to catch up on their debts.
3. March 5, 1926, marks the day when the first radio broadcast was made from the University of Iowa's studios. It was a speech by university President Walter Jessup.
4. On March 5, 1885, groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the construction of the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines, which is still in use today.
5. March 5, 1838, is the day when Chief Black Hawk was captured near the mouth of the Des Moines River, marking the end of the Black Hawk War and the displacement of Native American tribes from Iowa.
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