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  • 23rd October, 1867
    The University of Arkansas was founded in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

  • 23rd October, 1921
    The Little Rock Zoo, located in Arkansas, was officially opened to the public.

  • 23rd October, 1941
    Walt Disney's animated film "Dumbo" was released.

  • 23rd October, 1958
    The Smurfs, a popular comic strip created by Peyo, first appeared in the world of comics.

  • 23rd October, 1966
    The Beatles began recording sessions for their "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.

  • 23rd October, 1971
    "Led Zeppelin II" by Led Zeppelin received gold record status.

  • 23rd October, 1987
    The first episode of the television show "Full House" aired.

  • 23rd October, 1993
    "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opened in Toronto.

  • 23rd October, 2001
    Apple introduced the iPod, changing the way we listen to music.

  • 23rd October, 2004
    Arkansas inaugurated its annual film festival in Little Rock, celebrating independent cinema.

  • 23rd October, 2010
    "Speak Now", the third studio album by Taylor Swift, was released.

  • 23rd October, 2013
    The Arkansas Art Center held a special exhibition featuring works by renowned artists from the state.

  • 23rd October, 2015
    Popular artist Adele released her single "Hello", which became a global hit.

  • 23rd October, 2016
    The animated film "Trolls", featuring the voices of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, was released.

  • 23rd October, 2017
    The Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas hosted a national art symposium, attracting artists from all over the country.

  • 23rd October, 2018
    Arkansas celebrated the achievements of its local musicians with a state-wide music award ceremony.

  • 23rd October, 2019
    The Bentonville Film Festival in Arkansas showcased a record number of films, promoting diversity and inclusion.

  • 23rd October, 2020
    A special concert was held in Little Rock, Arkansas, celebrating the state's rich jazz heritage.

  • 23rd October, 2021
    Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performed a tribute to legendary artists from the state.

  • 23rd October, 2022
    A dedication ceremony for a new art gallery was held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, highlighting the works of local artists.

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