Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About November 14 In Mississippi History

---Learn Every Day: MS Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history ms To: 618-270-4005---

1. On November 14, 1960, the Freedom Riders arrived in Jackson, Mississippi to raise awareness about segregation in public transportation. The group of activists faced violence and arrests as they traveled through the South.

2. In 1907, the USS Mississippi battleship was commissioned in Newport News, Virginia. The ship would go on to serve in both World War I and World War II before being decommissioned in 1956.

3. On November 14, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state to join the United States. The state's name comes from the Mississippi River, which forms its western border.

4. In 1975, the Mississippi Gaming Control Act was signed into law, legalizing gambling and casinos in the state. Today, there are more than 30 casinos in Mississippi.

5. Blues legend B.B. King was born on November 14, 1925, in Berclair, Mississippi. King went on to become one of the most influential guitarists of all time, known for his soulful playing and heartfelt lyrics.
  • Tags: MS

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping