This day in Mississippi History

October 24, 1966: 200 Blacks Arrested

This month in Mississippi History

October 20, 1832: Chickasaws cede six million acres in Treaty of Pontotoc Creek

October 3-4, 1862: Battle of Corinth

October 1, 1893: Chenière Caminada hurricane hits Louisiana and Mississippi

October 29, 1909: Mississippi Library Association organized by Whitman Davis, librarian at Mississippi A & M College

October 7, 1927: Charles Lindbergh lands Spirit of St. Louis at Davis Field in Jackson

October 29, 1929: Stock market crashes

October 16, 1940: Ingalls Shipbuilding launches its first ship, SS Exchequer

October 17, 1941: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breaks ground for Mississippi Ordnance Plant

October 2, 1944: First cotton crop produced without hand labor at Hopson Planting Company near Clarksdale

October 2, 1944: Tech. Sgt. Van T. Barfoot of Edinburg awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for actions on May 23, 1944

October 19, 1944: Jackson Symphony Orchestra holds inaugural concert at Hotel Heidelberg

October 23-26, 1944: Battle of Leyte Gulf fought near Philippines

October 25, 1944: Captain Louis H. Wilson, Jr. of Brandon awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for action on July 25 and 26, 1944

October 4, 1961: High school students jailed in McComb

October 25, 1961: NASA announces national rocket test site in Hancock County

October 1, 1962: Meredith Enrolled at University of Mississippi

October 1, 1962: James Meredith enrolls in University of Mississippi

October 22, 1964: U.S. government detonates underground nuclear device at Tatum Salt Dome in Lamar County

October 19, 1965: House Un-American Activities Committee opens hearings on Ku Klux Klan

October, 1967: Seven Convicted in Philadelphia

October 29, 1969: U.S. Supreme Court rules that school districts must end segregation at once

October 1, 1989: Clarion-Ledger reports Sovereignty Commission screened potential jurors for 1964 Medgar Evers murder trials

October 30, 2010: Historic Beverly Drive-In movie theater in Hattiesburg burns