Here are 5 interesting facts about October 13 in Arkansas history:
1. In 1874, the Battle of Rocky Comfort took place in Benton County during the Brooks-Baxter War. The battle was fought between factions of the Republican Party, with the Brooks faction emerging victorious.
2. The University of Arkansas was founded on October 13, 1871, as Arkansas Industrial State University. It was originally located in Fayetteville and focused on providing agricultural and mechanical education.
3. On October 13, 1975, the first National Women's Conference was held in Houston, Texas. Several women's rights activists from Arkansas attended the conference, including Betty Bumpers, the wife of Arkansas Governor Dale Bumpers.
4. In 1978, the Arkansas River flooded several towns and cities, including Little Rock and Fort Smith. The flooding caused extensive damage and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes.
5. On October 13, 2019, the Arkansas Razorbacks football team played the Kentucky Wildcats at the Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. The Razorbacks lost the game 24-20.
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