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5 Fun Facts About October 26 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1825, the Treaty of Washington was signed between the United States and the Cherokee Nation, ceding a large portion of their lands in northern Arkansas to the US government.

2. In 1863, the Battle of Pine Bluff occurred during the Civil War, in which Union forces successfully defended the city against Confederate raiders.

3. In 1938, the University of Arkansas dedicated its new football stadium, which would eventually become known as Razorback Stadium.

4. In 1987, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton announced his candidacy for President of the United States in Little Rock, marking the beginning of his successful campaign.

5. In 2013, the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a state law banning same-sex marriage, making it the first southern state to do so. However, the ruling was stayed pending appeal and same-sex marriage was not legalized in the state until 2015.
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