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5 Fun Facts About September 28 In Arkansas History

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1. On September 28, 1862, the Battle of Mount Elba was fought in Cleveland County. This Civil War battle resulted in a Union victory and was a significant event in the Arkansas Campaign of 1862.

2. In 1924, the first football game was played in War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. The game was between Little Rock High School and Texarkana High School and drew a crowd of over 10,000 spectators.

3. On September 28, 1957, the Little Rock Nine were escorted to classes at Little Rock Central High School by members of the 101st Airborne Division. This marked a significant moment in the Civil Rights Movement as the students were the first African Americans to attend the previously all-white school.

4. The University of Arkansas celebrates its Founders Day on September 28 each year. This day recognizes the establishment of the university in Fayetteville in 1871.

5. In 1982, the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock opened its Contemporary Crafts Gallery. The gallery showcases a collection of contemporary American crafts including glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, and metal. It is one of the few galleries in the nation dedicated solely to contemporary craft.
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