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5 Fun Facts About September 19 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1863, the Battle of Devils Backbone took place near Pleasant Hill, Arkansas during the American Civil War. It was a Confederate victory and one of the last major battles fought in Arkansas during the war.

2. On September 19, 1938, a tornado struck the town of Bald Knob, Arkansas, killing 29 people and injuring over 200 others. It was one of the deadliest tornadoes in Arkansas history.

3. The University of Arkansas announced its first African American cheerleaders on September 19, 1970. The announcement followed a series of protests led by the Black Student Association to have more diversity on campus.

4. The Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas opened its doors to the public on September 19, 2004. The library houses documents and memorabilia from the presidency of Bill Clinton.

5. In 2013, the Arkansas State Fair opened in Little Rock, featuring rides, games, and a variety of food vendors. The fair has been an annual tradition for over 75 years and attracts visitors from all over the state.
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