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5 Fun Facts About March 9 In Kansas History

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1. In 1959, the Kansas City Athletics played their first exhibition game at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Athletics, who would eventually move to Oakland, California, faced off against the Milwaukee Braves in front of over 16,000 fans.

2. On March 9, 1865, William Quantrill, a notorious Confederate guerrilla leader, was shot and killed in Louisville, Kentucky. Quantrill had led raids into Kansas during the Civil War and was responsible for the infamous Lawrence Massacre of 1863.

3. In 1914, the Kansas State Board of Agriculture held a meeting to discuss ways to combat the boll weevil, a pest that was devastating cotton crops in the South. The board recommended that Kansas farmers diversify their crops and focus on raising livestock instead of relying solely on cotton.

4. On March 9, 1957, a tornado swept through the town of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 people and causing widespread damage. The tornado, which was later rated as an F5 on the Fujita scale, remains one of the deadliest in Kansas history.

5. In 1911, the Kansas Legislature passed a law mandating that all teachers in public schools be certified by the state Board of Education. The law also required teachers to attend training courses and pass exams in order to receive certification.
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