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5 Fun Facts About November 10 In Kentucky History

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1. Kentucky gained statehood on November 10, 1792. After years of being a territory of the United States, Kentucky became the 15th state to join the Union on this day.

2. The Hindman Settlement School was founded on November 10, 1902, in Hindman, Kentucky. This school was designed to provide education and resources to those living in the rural Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky.

3. On November 10, 1903, the first football game was played between Kentucky State University and Tuskegee Institute. This game marked an important moment in the history of African American athletics and set the stage for many future games.

4. Kentucky native George C. Wolfe became the first African American to win the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play on November 10, 1993. Wolfe received the award for his work on "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches."

5. In 2015, a bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln was unveiled in downtown Louisville on November 10. The statue depicts Lincoln as a young man, and it stands at the corner of 6th and Jefferson streets as a reminder of the state's rich history and its ties to one of America's most iconic presidents.
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