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  • 22nd March 1861
    Arkansas becomes the ninth state to secede from the Union and join the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

  • 22nd March 1873
    Arkansas Legislature establishes the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville as a land-grant institution under the Morrill Act.

  • 22nd March 1931
    The Arkansas State Highway Commission approves the route for what would become the historic Route 66, connecting Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California.

  • 22nd March 1943
    Arkansas-born basketball legend Scottie Pippen is born in Hamburg, Arkansas. Pippen would go on to win six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.

  • 22nd March 1948
    Arkansas native Johnny Cash marries Vivian Liberto in San Antonio, Texas, marking the beginning of their marriage that lasted for 13 years.

  • 22nd March 1956
    Elvis Presley releases his first album, "Elvis Presley," which includes hit songs like "Heartbreak Hotel" and "Blue Suede Shoes," launching his career as a rock and roll icon.

  • 22nd March 1963
    The Beatles' debut album, "Please Please Me," is released in the United Kingdom, marking the beginning of the "Beatlemania" phenomenon.

  • 22nd March 1975
    Arkansas Razorbacks win the NCAA men's basketball championship, defeating the University of Kentucky Wildcats 92-81, claiming their first national title.

  • 22nd March 1984
    Arkansas native and actor Billy Bob Thornton marries actress Toni Lawrence, marking the beginning of their marriage that lasted for two years.

  • 22nd March 1987
    Arkansas-born country music artist Johnny Cash is inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame for his contributions to country music.

  • 22nd March 1993
    Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips, revolutionizing computing technology and paving the way for advancements in personal computing.

  • 22nd March 1997
    Arkansas Razorbacks women's basketball team advances to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen with a victory over the University of Mississippi, showcasing their talent and determination.

  • 22nd March 2001
    Arkansas native and actress Mary Steenburgen receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in recognition of her contributions to the entertainment industry.

  • 22nd March 2009
    Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team completes a three-game sweep of the Auburn Tigers, demonstrating their skill and teamwork on the field.

  • 22nd March 2011
    Arkansas native and country music artist Justin Moore releases his third studio album, "Outlaws Like Me," featuring hit singles like "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away."

  • 22nd March 2013
    Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a victory over the Indiana Hoosiers, thrilling fans with their performance.

  • 22nd March 2014
    Arkansas Razorbacks football team holds its annual Red-White Spring Game, giving fans a preview of the upcoming season and showcasing the team's talent and potential.

  • 22nd March 2017
    Arkansas Razorbacks women's basketball team advances to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen with a victory over the University of Texas Longhorns, demonstrating their determination and skill on the court.

  • 22nd March 2019
    Arkansas native and actress Joey Lauren Adams receives the Diamond Award for Achievement in Film at the Bentonville Film Festival, honoring her contributions to the film industry.

  • 22nd March 2020
    Arkansas Razorbacks women's basketball team wins the SEC Tournament championship, defeating the University of South Carolina Gamecocks 86-76, capturing their fourth conference title.

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