1. 1886 - The Statue of Liberty was officially unveiled in New York City. Although not in Kansas, many Kansans contributed to its construction, including artist John Moffitt from Topeka who designed the flame on the torch held by Lady Liberty.
2. 1908 - Kansas State University held the ceremony for the dedication of the K-State Memorial Stadium. It was built in honor of students who had died in World War I and is still in use today as the home stadium for the K-State Wildcats football team.
3. 1917 - The United States entered World War I, which had a significant impact on Kansas as many Kansans served in the military and the state's agricultural economy shifted to support the war effort.
4. 1989 - Famed author William S. Burroughs, known for his experimental writing style and association with the Beat Generation, passed away in Lawrence, Kansas. He had lived in Lawrence for many years and wrote several novels while residing there.
5. 2008 - Kansas City Chiefs football player Larry Johnson broke the team's all-time rushing record, previously held by Priest Holmes. Johnson rushed for 154 yards in the game against the San Diego Chargers, bringing his career total to 6,015 yards.
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