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5 Fun Facts About October 30 In Kansas History

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1. In 1918, the infamous Spanish Flu pandemic reached its peak in Kansas. The state implemented strict quarantine measures, such as closing schools and banning large gatherings, which helped to slow the spread of the virus.

2. On October 30, 1965, the University of Kansas Jayhawks football team suffered its worst defeat in school history, losing to Nebraska 65-0. The game is still remembered by KU fans as a low point in the team's history.

3. In 1895, the first ever intercollegiate football game in Kansas was played between Kansas State Agricultural College (now Kansas State University) and the University of Kansas. K-State won the game 16-0.

4. October 30, 2007, was a historic day for Kansas politics, as Democrat Kathleen Sebelius was elected as the state's first female governor. She went on to serve two terms in office, from 2003 to 2009.

5. The town of Atchison, Kansas, is said to be one of the most haunted places in the state. On October 30, visitors can take a ghost tour of the town, which includes stops at reportedly haunted locations such as the Sallie House and the McInteer Villa.
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