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Arkansas - Notable Historical Events

MenckenFeb 3, 1931

LucianoApr 1, 1936

Bill ClintonMay 28, 1996

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Arkansas - Historical Events
Date Event
1819-03-02

Territory of Arkansas organized

1831-12-25

Louisiana & Arkansas are 1st states to observe Christmas as holiday

1836-06-15

Arkansas becomes 25th state of the Union

1859-02-28

Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery

1861-04-23

Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith

1861-05-06

Arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th states to secede from US

1862-07-06

Skirmish at Devall's Bluff, Arkansas (106 casualties)

1862-07-12

Federal troops occupy Helena Arkansas

1862-07-15

CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet & Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R

1862-08-06

Confederate ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack

1862-11-28

Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)

1863-01-09

-Jan 11th] Battle of Arkansas Post, AR (Ft Hindman)

1863-01-11

Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Ft Hindman, Arkansas

1863-07-04

Failed Confederate assault on Helena Arkansas (640 casualties)

1863-08-01

Battle of Little Rock, Arkansas; start of Chattanooga campaign

1863-09-01

Federal troops reconquer Fort Smith Arkansas

1863-09-27

Jo Shelby's cavalry in action at Moffat's Station, Arkansas

1864-03-29

Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas

1864-03-30

Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas

1864-04-02

Skirmish at Spoonville/Antoine, Arkansas

1864-04-03

Skirmish at Okolona, Arkansas

1864-04-04

Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas

1864-04-15

General Steeles' Union troops occupies Camden, Arkansas

1864-04-25

Battle of Marks' Mill, Arkansas (Camden Expedition)

1864-04-29

-30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas

1864-04-30

Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; Gen W R Scurry is killed

1865-05-11

Confederate Brigadier General Meriwether Jeff Thompson surrenders at Jacksonport, Arkansas

1868-01-07

Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock

1868-06-22

Arkansas re-joins the US

1869-03-13

Arkansas legislature passes anti-Ku Klux Klan law

1905-02-13

-29°F (-34°C) Pond, Arkansas (state record)

1919-09-30

Race riot at Elaine Arkansas

1921-03-04

Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas

1931-02-03

Arkansas legislature passes motion to pray for soul of H L Mencken after he calls state "apex of moronia"

1936-04-01

Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York

1936-08-10

120°F (49°C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)

1956-10-14

Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open

1957-09-04

Governor of Arkansas, Orval Faubus, calls out National Guard to stop 9 black students from entering a Little Rock high school

1957-09-23

White mob forces 9 black students who had entered a Little Rock high school in Arkansas to withdraw

1958-05-08

US President Eisenhower orders National Guard out of Central HS, Little Rock, Arkansas

1958-06-23

US Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2½ years in Little Rock, Arkansas

1965-08-09

Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die

1968-05-15

A tornado strikes Jonesboro Arkansas at 10 PM, killing 36

1968-11-12

Epperson v. Arkansas in US Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional

1977-10-15

Arkansas' Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal

1980-01-01

Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship

1981-09-12

Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982

1982-01-05

Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation

1982-05-13

Terri Lea Utley, 20 (Arkansas) crowned 31st Miss USA

1982-12-03

35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork, Arkansas (state record)

1985-04-20

ATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.

1987-12-28

In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover Ark

1989-07-23

Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas

1995-04-03

57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78

1995-12-30

Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10

1996-05-28

U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

1998-03-24

Jonesboro massacre: Two students, ages 11 and 13, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are dead and ten are wounded.

2017-04-15

Court blocks Arkansas from using lethal injection drug

2017-04-17

Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

2017-04-18

Arkansas execution delayed as Supreme Court refuses to overrule state court

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Arkansas - Notable Birthdays

Don HutsonJan 31, 1913

Johnny CashFeb 26, 1932

Sonny ListonMay 8, 1932

Bill ClintonAug 19, 1946

Arkansas - Birthdays
Date Event
1802-10-16

Isaac Murphy, Governor of Arkansas (1864-68) (d. 1882)

1816-05-10

Friedrich Gerstäcker, Die Goldsucher von Arkansas

1851-12-21

Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)

1880-02-10

Jesse G Vincent, Arkansas, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine

1886-01-03

John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)

1896-02-25

John Little McClellan, Sheridan Arkansas, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark)

1910-01-07

Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)

1912-10-27

Conlon Nancarrow, Texarkana Arkansas, composer (Soundings 4)

1913-01-31

Don Hutson, Pine Bluff Arkansas, first NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers)

1914-11-11

Daisy Bates, publisher/head (Arkansas NAACP)

1923-03-26

Clifton Williams, Traskwood Arkansas, band master (Sinfonians)

1924-12-26

Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.

1925-08-12

Dale L Bumpers, (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975- )

1927-05-31

Red Holloway [James], Helena, Arkansas, jazz tenor saxophonist, (d. 2012)

1928-07-16

Ray Thornton, (Rep-D-Arkansas)

1930-05-27

William S Sessions, Arkansas, director of FBI

1932-02-26

Johnny Cash, Kingsland Arkansas, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)

1932-05-08

Sonny Liston, Sand Slough Arkansas, American heavyweight boxer

1932-05-27

[Herman] Junior Parker, Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train)

1933-12-15

Jesse Belvin, Texarkana Arkansas, rock vocalist (Mr Easy)

1934-08-29

David H Pryor, (Sen-D Arkansas, 1979- )

1934-08-29

David Pryor, Woke Up This Mornin' in the Arkansas Delta

1938-05-05

Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)

1938-11-07

Dee Clark, Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)

1939-12-29

Ed Bruce, Keiser Arkansas, country singer

1940-05-26

Levon Helm, Elaine Arkansas, American musician (The Band), (d. 2012)

1942-03-06

Ben Murphy, Jonesboro, Arkansas, American actor (Name of the Game, Alias Smith and Jones)

1942-11-13

Beth Brickell, Camden Arkansas, actress (Gentle Ben)

1945-01-15

Vince Foster, Hope Arkansas, American lawyer (d. 1993)

1946-04-13

Al Green, Forest City Arkansas, singer (Lets Stay Together)

1946-08-19

Bill Clinton [William Jefferson], Hope Arkansas, 42nd United States President (Democrat, 1993-01)

1947-11-11

Pat "Dirty" Daugherty, rocker (Black Oak Arkansas)

1948-03-30

Jim Dandy Mangrum, vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas-Jim Dandy)

1948-10-28

Ricki Lee Reynolds, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)

1949-02-12

Stanley Knight, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)

1949-08-11

Tim Hutchinson, (Rep-R-Arkansas)

1950-08-15

Thomas Aldrich, country drummer (Black Oak Arkansas)

1951-04-05

Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

1954-05-20

James Henderson, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)

1956-05-28

Susie Diane Owens, Arkansas City Kansas, playmate (March, 1988)

1961-03-10

Bobby Petrino, Depth Chart: Arkansas

1965-09-25

Scottie Pippen, Hamburg, Arkansas, American NBA forward (Bulls, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)

1966-01-17

Karissa Rushing, Benton Arkansas, Miss Arkansas-America (1991)

1970-05-15

Rod Smith, Texarkana, Arkansas, American NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

1971-04-06

Tamara Henry, Miss USA-Arkansas (1997)

1973-09-25

Melonie McGarrah, Rogers Arkansas, Miss America-Arkansas (1997)

1974-08-23

Paula Gaye Montgomery, Cabot Ark, Miss America (Arkansas-3rd-1996)

1975-04-23

Pierre Arkansas, Rotta per il Pilastro

1975-09-11

Tiffany Parks, Miss Arkansas USA (1996)

1978-04-21

Aimee Delatte, Miss Arkansas Teen USA (1996)

1978-10-10

Brandi Watkins, Miss Arkansas Teen USA (1997)

1979-10-18

Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], Camden, Arkansas, American pop and R&B singer and songwriter

1983-08-05

Vaughn Kent, War Eagle, Arkansas

Arkansas - Notable Weddings

Scott JoplinJun 14, 1904

Arkansas - Weddings
Date Event
1904-06-14

Ragtime composer Scott Joplin (35) weds Freddie Alexander (19) in Arkansas

2004-05-29

"Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf (35) weds "Real World" cast member Kelley Limp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas

2007-05-06

Evanescence singer Amy Lee (25) weds Josh Hartzler (29) in Little Rock, Arkansas

2011-11-12

Actress Tiffany Thornton (26) weds Christopher Carney at Anthony Chapel in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Arkansas - Deaths
Date Event
1872-05-31

Friedrich Gerstäcker, Die Goldsucher von Arkansas

1973-02-22

Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60

1987-09-17

Ken Trietsch, The Arkansas Swing

1994-12-14

Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (b. 1910)

2003-01-25

Samuel Weems, Arkansas judge (b. 1936)

2006-07-16

Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)

2016-01-02

Dale Bumpers, former US senator and Arkansas governor, dead at 90


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