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5 Fun Facts About September 14 In Mississippi History

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1. On September 14, 1814, the Treaty of Fort Jackson was signed, ending the Creek War in Mississippi. The treaty forced the Creek Nation to cede much of their land to the United States and paved the way for westward expansion.

2. On September 14, 1861, the Battle of Munfordville took place in Kentucky, which saw Mississippi regiments fight on both sides of the conflict. Mississippians fought for the Union as part of the 10th Kentucky Infantry, while others fought for the Confederacy as part of the 2nd and 9th Mississippi Infantry.

3. On September 14, 1908, DeLesseps Story Morrison, the longest-serving mayor of New Orleans and a Mississippi native, was born. Morrison is known for his efforts to desegregate the city and the construction of the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal.

4. On September 14, 1962, the University of Mississippi was the site of a major civil rights conflict as James Meredith became the first African American to enroll in the university. The event was marked by violent protests and clashes with federal troops, but ultimately paved the way for desegregation in the education system.

5. On September 14, 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida and caused widespread damage throughout the southeast, including Mississippi. While the state did not experience a direct hit, it still saw heavy rain and winds that caused power outages and flooding. Emergency response teams worked tirelessly to repair damage and restore services.
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