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5 Fun Facts About October 28 In Arkansas History

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1. On October 28, 1921, the first radio station in Arkansas, WOK, began broadcasting in Little Rock. It was owned by the Arkansas Democrat newspaper and broadcasted news, music, and weather updates.

2. In 1943, on October 28, the construction of Camp Joseph T. Robinson began in North Little Rock. The camp was named after the Arkansas National Guard's first adjutant general and served as a training ground for troops during World War II and the Korean War.

3. On October 28, 1953, the Arkansas State Capitol building was officially dedicated in Little Rock. The building, designed in the neoclassical style, took over 14 years to build and cost over $2.2 million to complete.

4. In 1960, on October 28, African-American students in Pine Bluff began their first day at previously all-white schools. The integration was ordered by a federal court and marked a significant step in the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas.

5. On October 28, 2004, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park was opened in Little Rock. The center, which includes the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, is dedicated to the life and legacy of the 42nd President of the United States, who was born and raised in Arkansas.
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