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5 Fun Facts About March 7 In Iowa History

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1. On March 7, 1896, the Iowa State men's basketball team played its first-ever game, winning 56-4 against Grinnell College.

2. On March 7, 1955, the University of Iowa's President Virgil Hancher announced plans to build a new art museum on campus, which would eventually become the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

3. On March 7, 1968, the community of Algona, Iowa was hit by a devastating tornado, causing extensive damage and resulting in two deaths.

4. On March 7, 1993, the Iowa men's basketball team upset top-ranked Indiana in the Big Ten Conference tournament, marking the first time the Hawkeyes had beaten a No. 1 team.

5. On March 7, 2008, an EF2 tornado touched down in southeastern Iowa, causing damage to several homes and businesses but resulting in no injuries.
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