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5 Fun Facts About November 26 In Kansas History

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1. In 1864, the Sand Creek massacre occurred in Colorado, which was a brutal attack on a peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian encampment. Some of the survivors fled to Kansas for safety.
2. In 1908, the University of Kansas men's basketball team played its first game of the season and defeated its opponent, Pittsburg State, by a score of 39-16.
3. In 1939, the first basketball game was played in Allen Fieldhouse at the University of Kansas. The Jayhawks defeated Grinnell College 59-36.
4. In 1953, the United States Air Force established a missile field in western Kansas that would eventually become part of the Strategic Air Command's nuclear deterrent force.
5. In 2012, a massive explosion destroyed several buildings in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The explosion was caused by a gas leak and resulted in one fatality and 15 injuries.
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