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5 Fun Facts About November 21 In Kansas History

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1. In 1903, the cornerstone of the Kansas State Capitol Building was laid in Topeka. The building, which is considered an architectural masterpiece, was designed by architect John G. Haskell and features a dome that rises 304 feet above the ground.

2. On November 21, 1955, the University of Kansas Jayhawks football team played their final home game against the Missouri Tigers at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. The game marked the end of an era for the stadium, which had served as the home of KU football since 1921.

3. The town of Dodge City was founded on November 21, 1872, during the heyday of the Wild West. The town became famous for its lawless reputation and was home to legendary lawmen like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson.

4. On November 21, 1861, the Battle of Round Mountain took place near the town of Catoosa. The battle was the first significant conflict of the American Civil War to take place in Indian Territory and was fought between Union soldiers and Confederate-aligned Native American tribes.

5. In 1983, basketball star Danny Manning made his debut for the University of Kansas Jayhawks. Manning, who would go on to win the National Championship with the team in 1988, is considered one of the greatest players in the history of the University of Kansas basketball program.
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