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In 1902 while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear. This act resulted in the creation of the world-famous teddy bear.

Mississippi was the first state in the nation to have a planned system of junior colleges.

Mississippi is the birthplace of the Order of the Eastern Star.

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  • News 1729 - November 28 - Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.

    onthisday.com
    November 28, 1729

  • 1797 - Spain ceded Mississippi to America

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm

  • 1817 - Mississippi became 20th state; Indian lands opened for white settlement

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm

  • 1839 - Mississippi allows women to own property in their own names. It is the first state to do so.

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history

  • 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
    ...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness...Read MORE...


  • 1862 - Decoration Day first celebrated in Mississippi

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1870 - Mississippi readmitted to Union; public education established

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm

  • News 1886 - March 17 – Carrollton Massacre: 20 African Americans are killed in Mississippi.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 17, 1886

  • 1895 - Mississippi
    Mississippi, one of the Gulf States of the American Union, bounded N. by Tennessee, E. by Alabama, S. by the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana, and W. by...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - Charm of Farm Life. The Rural Habitation is the Place Where Home Ties Are Strongest and Purest.
    No one pretends that farmers are making money rapidly; they have their vexations and discouragements as do others, but they have several things to be ...Read MORE...


  •  Mississippi, USA
    The First Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi
    Postcard
  •  Mississippi, USA
    Daily Herald
    Mississippi
    June 23, 1900
    Advertisement
  •  Mississippi, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1907 - Boll weevils destroyed cotton crops in Mississippi

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm

  • 1919-1920 - Mississippi was the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, issuing in the era of Prohibition in 1919-1920

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ mississippi.html

  • 1927 - Mississippi River flooded 2,722,000 acres in Delta area; thousands homeless

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm

  •  Mississippi, USA
    Capitol Street Looking East, Jackson, Miss.
    Postcard
  •  Mississippi, USA
    Angelo's Place - Facing the Sparkling Waters of the Gulf on U.S. 90, Gulfport, Mississippi
    Postcard
  • News 1935 - September 24 – Earl W. Bascom and his brother Weldon produce the first night rodeo held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 24, 1935

  • News 1936 - April 5 – A tornado hits Tupelo, Mississippi, killing 216 and injuring over 700

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 5, 1936

  • 1969 - August 17 - Camille, the second worst hurricane in U.S. history, smashed into the Mississippi coast.
    Winds gusted to 172 mph at Main Pass Block LA, and to 190 mph near Bay Saint Louis MS. The hurricane claimed 256 lives, and caused 1.3 billion...Read MORE...




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The First Baptist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi
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Daily Herald
Mississippi
June 23, 1900
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois



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Capitol Street Looking East, Jackson, Miss.
Postcard

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Angelo's Place - Facing the Sparkling Waters of the Gulf on U.S. 90, Gulfport, Mississippi
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  • News  1729 - November 28 - Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.

    onthisday.com
    November 28, 1729
  • 1797 - Spain ceded Mississippi to America

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm
  • 1817 - Mississippi became 20th state; Indian lands opened for white settlement

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm
  • 1839 - Mississippi allows women to own property in their own names. It is the first state to do so.

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history
  • 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
    ...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness... Read MORE...

  • 1862 - Decoration Day first celebrated in Mississippi

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1870 - Mississippi readmitted to Union; public education established

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm
  • News  1886 - March 17 – Carrollton Massacre: 20 African Americans are killed in Mississippi.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 17, 1886
  • 1895 - Mississippi
    Mississippi, one of the Gulf States of the American Union, bounded N. by Tennessee, E. by Alabama, S. by the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana, and W. by... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - Charm of Farm Life. The Rural Habitation is the Place Where Home Ties Are Strongest and Purest.
    No one pretends that farmers are making money rapidly; they have their vexations and discouragements as do others, but they have several things to be ... Read MORE...

  • 1907 - Boll weevils destroyed cotton crops in Mississippi

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm
  • 1919-1920 - Mississippi was the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, issuing in the era of Prohibition in 1919-1920

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ mississippi.html
  • 1927 - Mississippi River flooded 2,722,000 acres in Delta area; thousands homeless

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mstimeln.htm
  • News  1935 - September 24 – Earl W. Bascom and his brother Weldon produce the first night rodeo held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 24, 1935
  • News  1936 - April 5 – A tornado hits Tupelo, Mississippi, killing 216 and injuring over 700

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 5, 1936
  • 1969 - August 17 - Camille, the second worst hurricane in U.S. history, smashed into the Mississippi coast.
    Winds gusted to 172 mph at Main Pass Block LA, and to 190 mph near Bay Saint Louis MS. The hurricane claimed 256 lives, and caused 1.3 billion... Read MORE...

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