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5 Fun Facts About November 22 In Arkansas History

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1. William J. Clinton's Birthplace Home: November 22, 1946, marked the day when former United States President Bill Clinton was born at his grandparents' home located in Hope, Arkansas. The home is now a National Historic Site that attracts visitors from all over the world.

2. Black Friday Tornado Outbreak: On November 22, 1992, the state of Arkansas experienced a devastating tornado outbreak that became known as the Black Friday Tornado Outbreak. The tornadoes, which occurred in 13 states, killed 26 people in Arkansas alone, making it one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in November.

3. Desegregation Crisis: November 22, 1959, witnessed the unfolding of a significant event in the American Civil Rights Movement, as the first group of African American students enrolled at Little Rock Central High School. The event led to the desegregation crisis that brought national attention to the issue of segregation in public schools, leading to the eventual integration of schools across America.

4. Razorbacks Football Team Win: The University of Arkansas's Razorbacks football team made history on November 22, 1969, by defeating the Texas Longhorns, who were ranked number one in the nation at the time. The Razorbacks' 15-14 win ended the Longhorns' 30-game winning streak, establishing them as one of the top football teams in the country.

5. Hot Springs National Park: Hot Springs, Arkansas, was established as a national park on November 22, 1921, making it the oldest area managed by the National Park Service. The park attracts millions of people annually who come to take advantage of the natural hot springs or to visit its many historic buildings and attractions.
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