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  • 2nd May 1863
    The city of Helena, Arkansas, is successfully defended by Union forces during the Civil War Battle of Helena, securing a strategic victory for the Union.

  • 2nd May 1922
    Arkansas native and musician Link Wray is born in Dunn, North Carolina. He later becomes a pioneering figure in rock and roll, known for his influential guitar style and iconic songs.

  • 2nd May 1946
    Arkansas native and musician Lesley Gore releases the hit song "It's My Party," which becomes a chart-topping success, showcasing her talent and launching her music career.

  • 2nd May 1954
    Arkansas native and musician Larry Gatlin is born in Seminole, Texas. He later achieves success as a country music singer and songwriter, known for his distinctive voice and heartfelt lyrics.

  • 2nd May 1972
    Arkansas native and musician Larry Butler wins the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, recognizing his talent and contributions to the music industry.

  • 2nd May 1978
    Arkansas native and musician Corey Smith is born in Jefferson, Georgia. He later gains fame as a country music singer and songwriter, known for his authentic storytelling and passionate performances.

  • 2nd May 1998
    Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team clinches the SEC Western Division title, marking a significant achievement and showcasing their skill and determination on the field.

  • 2nd May 2005
    Arkansas native and musician Justin Moore releases his debut self-titled album, earning critical acclaim and launching his successful career in country music.

  • 2nd May 2006
    Arkansas Razorbacks men's track and field team wins the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championship, demonstrating their excellence in athletics and bringing pride to the university.

  • 2nd May 2011
    Arkansas native and musician Al Green receives the Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing his legendary career and contributions to music.

  • 2nd May 2013
    Arkansas native and musician Glen Campbell releases his final studio album "See You There," receiving widespread acclaim and marking a poignant moment in his music career.

  • 2nd May 2016
    Arkansas Razorbacks women's golf team wins the SEC Championship, demonstrating their skill and teamwork on the golf course and earning recognition for their achievements.

  • 2nd May 2018
    Arkansas native and musician Johnny Cash receives a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Music Video for his song "Hurt," honoring his enduring legacy and influence on music.

  • 2nd May 2019
    Arkansas native and musician Tav Falco releases his album "Cabaret of Daggers," receiving critical acclaim and showcasing his unique blend of rock, blues, and Americana.

  • 2nd May 2020
    Arkansas Razorbacks women's softball team celebrates a thrilling victory in the SEC Tournament, showcasing their talent and determination on the field.

  • 2nd May 2021
    Arkansas native and musician Kris Allen releases his album "Letting You In," receiving positive reviews and further establishing his presence in the music industry.

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