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5 Fun Facts About November 1 In Kansas History

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1. Kansas Daylight Saving Time Begins: On November 1, 2015, Kansas observed the end of Daylight Saving Time and turned its clocks back by one hour. However, for many years, Kansas did not observe Daylight Saving Time until 1963 when a new state law mandated its adoption.

2. The Treaty of Medicine Lodge: On November 1, 1867, the Treaty of Medicine Lodge was signed between the United States government and several southern Plains Indian tribes. The treaty aimed to establish peace by relocating the tribes to reservations and ending conflict between white settlers and Native Americans.

3. The State Archives Building Fire: On November 1, 1983, a massive fire broke out at the Kansas State Archives Building, destroying over 1.2 million documents, including vital records, newspaper archives, and early land grants. The tragedy spurred Kansas to improve its fire-prevention codes and raised awareness of the need to preserve historical documents.

4. The USS Kansas City: On November 1, 2018, the United States Navy commissioned the USS Kansas City, a fast and agile combat ship, in San Diego. The ship is named in honor of Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, for their strong support of the military.

5. Lawrence Tornado: One of the deadliest tornadoes in Kansas history occurred on November 1, 1917, when a massive F4 tornado struck the city of Lawrence, killing 23 people and injuring over 100. The tornado also caused extensive damage to buildings and homes in the area.
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