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5 Fun Facts About September 3 In Kansas History

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Here are five interesting facts about September 3 in Kansas history:

1. In 1856, a pro-slavery attack on Lawrence, Kansas led to the sacking and burning of the Free State Hotel by Confederate guerillas, which led to the nickname "Sacking of Lawrence" for the event.

2. In 1898, William Allen White became the editor of the Emporia Gazette, which became one of the most influential newspapers in Kansas history. White would go on to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author.

3. In 1919, Kansas became the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This earned Kansas the nickname "Mother of Woman Suffrage."

4. In 1962, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of Tuttle Creek Dam, located in the Flint Hills region of Kansas. The dam is the second-largest in Kansas and provides flood control and recreation opportunities.

5. In 2019, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 40-26 in their season opener. This marked quarterback Patrick Mahomes' first game since being named NFL MVP the previous year, and he threw for 378 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
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