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5 Fun Facts About November 29 In Mississippi History

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1. In 1864, a Union cavalry raid led by General William T. Sherman destroyed the city of Meridian, Mississippi. The raid was part of a wider strategy to disrupt Confederate supply lines and weaken their war effort.

2. On November 29, 1954, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission was established. This agency was created to monitor and suppress civil rights activism in the state during the 1950s and 1960s.

3. In 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Mississippi. Evers had been working to integrate schools and businesses in the state and was deeply involved in voter registration efforts.

4. On November 29, 1992, the world's largest Christmas light display was unveiled in Natchez, Mississippi. The display featured over three million lights and covered more than 50 acres.

5. In 2013, Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen led his team to a victory over archrival Ole Miss in the annual Egg Bowl. The win secured a spot in the Orange Bowl for the Bulldogs, marking a significant achievement for the program.
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