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5 Fun Facts About November 28 In Iowa History

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Here are five interesting facts about November 28 in Iowa history:

1. In 1864, the Society for the Establishment of Useful Manufactures (S.U.M.) was incorporated in Keokuk. The organization aimed to promote manufacturing and industry in the state of Iowa.

2. In 1881, the University of Iowa hosted a football game against Grinnell College, which resulted in a scoreless tie. This was the first intercollegiate football game played in Iowa.

3. In 1892, a devastating fire broke out in the town of Red Oak, destroying much of the downtown area. The fire resulted in over $200,000 in damages.

4. In 1941, the first Japanese prisoners of war arrived at Camp Dodge in Des Moines. Over 2,000 Japanese soldiers were eventually held at the camp during World War II.

5. In 1983, Iowa State University astronomers announced the discovery of an extrasolar planet orbiting the star Gamma Cephei. This was the first confirmed detection of a planet outside of our Solar System.
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