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5 Fun Facts About October 12 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1836, Arkansas officially became the 25th state of the United States of America, marking October 12th as a significant day in Arkansas history.

2. In 1892, Arkansas native William T. Minor patented the telephone cable, which revolutionized communication technology and played a major role in the development of modern telecommunications.

3. On October 12, 1932, the Arkansas State Capitol Building in Little Rock was officially dedicated. The building is known for its iconic copper dome and stands as a symbol of democracy in the state.

4. In 1973, Arkansas Razorbacks football player Jerry Eckwood made history by setting a new school record for most rushing yards in a single game, with a total of 278 yards.

5. On October 12, 2000, former Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton, in recognition of his contributions to public service and diplomacy. Clinton remains one of Arkansas's most famous sons and a beloved figure both in the state and throughout the world.
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