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5 Fun Facts About October 9 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1916, the first Arkansas-Texas football game was played in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Arkansas won the game 47-0.

2. On October 9, 1941, the Arkansas State Capitol was officially dedicated. The building took seven years to complete and cost $2.2 million.

3. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock was founded on October 9, 1927. Originally known as Little Rock Junior College, the school had 230 students and four faculty members.

4. On this day in 1968, the Arkansas Gazette won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished editorial writing. The award was given for the paper's coverage of the Little Rock School Crisis and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas.

5. The Arkansas State Fair, one of the largest events in the state, began on October 9, 1936. The fair features agricultural exhibits, carnival rides, live music, and more. It attracts over 400,000 visitors each year.
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