Here are five interesting facts about November 18 in Kansas history:
1. In 1920, Kansas Governor Henry J. Allen called for a special session of the Kansas Legislature to ratify the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Kansas was one of the first states in the nation to ratify the amendment.
2. In 1927, the Kansas City Star reported on a giant cabbage grown by a farmer in Topeka. The cabbage weighed in at 85 pounds and measured over three feet in diameter.
3. In 1951, the University of Kansas defeated the University of Missouri in the first-ever Border War rivalry game in basketball. The final score was 48-42 in favor of Kansas.
4. In 1960, the small town of Greensburg, Kansas was hit by a tornado that destroyed much of the town, including the courthouse and most of the businesses. The tornado killed 11 people and injured many more.
5. In 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17-10 in an NFL game played at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The win helped the Chiefs improve their record to 7-2 on the season.
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