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5 Fun Facts About March 9 In Kentucky History

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1. In 1792, Kentucky became a state, making March 9 its official statehood day. This day is still celebrated as Kentucky's "birthday."

2. On March 9, 1862, the Battle of Pea Ridge began in northwest Arkansas. Many Kentuckians fought on both sides of this important Civil War battle.

3. In 1871, the Kentucky School for the Deaf was founded in Danville. It was the second school of its kind in the country and provided education and training for deaf students.

4. On March 9, 1961, the first Ford Mustang was introduced at the New York World's Fair. The Mustang became an iconic American car and is still produced today.

5. In 1992, the Kentucky Wildcats won their sixth SEC Men's Basketball Tournament championship. The team was led by star player Jamal Mashburn and went on to reach the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament that year.
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