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5 Fun Facts About November 14 In Arkansas History

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1. On November 14, 1905, Arkansas Governor Jeff Davis signed into law the creation of the Arkansas State Highway Commission. This marked the beginning of major road construction and improvement across the state.

2. In 1957, the Little Rock Nine incident drew national attention to Arkansas as nine black students were met with angry mobs and violence when attempting to integrate Central High School in Little Rock.

3. Arkansas native and baseball legend Brooks Robinson was born on November 14, 1937. Robinson is widely regarded as one of the greatest third basemen in the history of the sport.

4. On November 14, 1864, Confederate forces under General Sterling Price attempted to capture Little Rock in the Battle of Little Rock. Despite initially gaining ground, the Confederates were ultimately repelled and forced to retreat.

5. Arkansas poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou was born on November 14, 1928. Angelou's work explored themes of racism and identity, and she became one of the most esteemed authors of the 20th century.
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