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5 Fun Facts About September 1 In Mississippi History

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1. In 1830, the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek was signed, which forced the Choctaw tribe to give up their land and move to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). This treaty marked a significant moment in the history of Mississippi and the displacement of Native Americans from their ancestral lands.

2. On September 1, 1875, the first Mississippi State Fair opened in Jackson. The fair continues to be an annual tradition, showcasing agriculture, livestock, entertainment, and exhibits from across the state.

3. The historic Lyceum building on the University of Mississippi campus was founded on September 1, 1848. The building has served as a dormitory, administration building, and currently houses the university's Center for Civil War Research.

4. In 1955, Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi, for allegedly whistling at a white woman. His death became a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement and galvanized support for the cause of racial justice.

5. On September 1, 1862, the Battle of Chantilly took place in Virginia during the Civil War. Mississippi soldiers played an important role in the battle, which resulted in a Union victory and the death of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.
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