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5 Fun Facts About September 27 In Arkansas History

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1. In 1927, the infamous Arkansas lynching of six black men and circulated photographs of the killings took place, known as the Elaine Massacre.

2. The Little Rock Nine, a group of black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 27th, 1957, were escorted by the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army after Governor Orval Faubus tried to prevent their entry.

3. On September 27, 1827, the Arkansas Territory was created. It was initially part of the Louisiana Purchase and became the 25th state in the United States in 1836.

4. On September 27, 1991, "The Natural State" or "Land of Opportunity," became the first state in the United States to pass a Solid Waste Management Act. This act established strict regulations on the disposal and management of solid waste.

5. On September 27, 1922, Arkansas-native Hattie Caraway was the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, representing Arkansas in the United States Senate from 1931 to 1945.
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