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5 Fun Facts About November 2 In Kentucky History

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1. On November 2, 1795, Kentucky became the first state to enact a law allowing limited suffrage for African American men. The law allowed any "freeman of color" who owned property and paid taxes to vote in local elections.

2. In 1906, on November 2, the city of Louisville experienced one of the deadliest tornadoes in its history. More than 100 people were killed, and hundreds more were injured when the tornado ripped through the city.

3. On November 2, 1868, Kentucky native Ulysses S. Grant was elected as the 18th President of the United States. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, but spent much of his childhood in nearby Georgetown, Kentucky.

4. In 1948, on November 2, Kentucky-born singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn married Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn. The couple remained married until Doolittle's death in 1996, and Loretta often cited Doolittle as her inspiration and support throughout her career.

5. On November 2, 1895, Kentucky State University officially opened its doors in Frankfort, Kentucky. The historically black university was originally named the State Normal School for Colored Persons, and was founded to provide education and training for African American teachers in Kentucky.
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