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5 Fun Facts About May 21 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1927, the city of Fort Smith experienced a devastating flood that inundated the city and caused widespread damage. The flood was caused by heavy rains that fell throughout the region and overwhelmed the levees that protected the city. The flood resulted in the deaths of over 500 people and caused millions of dollars in property damage.

2. In 1937, the landmark medical malpractice case of Matthews v. Merry was decided by the Arkansas Supreme Court. The case involved a doctor who had operated on a patient without their consent, resulting in the patient's death. The court's ruling in the case established that doctors had a duty to fully inform their patients of the risks involved in a medical procedure before obtaining their consent.

3. On May 21, 1955, the city of Fayetteville celebrated its centennial with a week-long celebration that included parades, concerts, and a historical pageant. The celebration was attended by thousands of people and helped to promote the city's rich history and cultural heritage.

4. In 1976, the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team played their first game in their newly-built stadium, Ray Winder Field, in Little Rock. The stadium would go on to become one of the most beloved baseball venues in the country, hosting numerous minor league games, college games, and even a few major league exhibition games over the years.

5. On May 21, 2014, the city of Little Rock announced that it had been awarded a $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand its streetcar system. The grant, which was part of the TIGER program, allowed the city to add 2.5 miles of track and three new streetcars to its existing system, helping to connect more neighborhoods and spur economic development in the area.
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