This month in Mississippi History

July 27, 1813: Creek War begins

July 15, 1862: CSS Arkansas inflicts heavy damage on Union fleet

July 5-25, 1863: Sherman’s Expedition to Jackson and Siege of Jackson

July 4, 1864: Battle of Coleman’s Crossroads

July 2-10, 1864: Fourth Occupation of Jackson

July 5-21, 1864: Tupelo Expedition

July 9, 1868: Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified

July 8, 1889: Last bare-knuckle heavyweight world championship fought in Richburg

July 3, 1924: Sam Rosenthal elected mayor of Rolling Fork

July 1, 1928: First issue of Mississippi Market Bulletin published

July 12-15, 1948: Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 17, 1948: Dixiecrat Convention held in Birmingham, Alabama

July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman issues executive order integrating armed forces

July 11, 1954: Robert Patterson forms first Citizen’s Council with 14 members

July 4, 1963: Clyde Kennard Dies

July, 1964: Zion Hill Baptist Church Burned

July 2, 1964: President Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 10, 1964: FBI Opens Office in Jackson

July 10, 1964: FBI opens office in Jackson

July 12, 1964: Bodies of Moore and Dee Found

July 12, 1964: Bodies of Henry Dee and Charles Moore found

July 17, 1964: Zion Hill Baptist Church burned in McComb

July 1, 1965: Hancock County NASA facility renamed Mississippi Test Facility

July 9, 1965: Congress passes Voting Rights Act of 1965

July 12, 1967: Supreme Court rules in Loving vs. Virginia that prohibiting interracial marriages unconstitutional

July 7, 1969: Charles Evers Elected Mayor of Fayette

July 1, 1982: Governor Winter appoints Lenore Prather to State Supreme Court

July 27, 1989: U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour Jr. rules that Sovereignty Commission files should be opened

July 31, 1998: Grand jury indicts five men in connection with 1970 killing of sharecropper Rainey Pool