Important Dates in Mississippi's History

Timeline created by emarks
  • Treaty of Paris is Signed

    Treaty of Paris is Signed
    The signing of the Treaty of Paris gave Mississippi to the British on September 3, 1763
  • Mississippi River is Opened for Commerce

    Mississippi River is Opened for Commerce
    On April 30, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase opened the Mississippi River for commerce.
  • Mississippi becomes the 20th State

    Mississippi becomes the 20th State
    On December 10, 1817 Mississippi became the 20th State in the U.S.A.
  • Mississippi's First Public School

    Mississippi's First Public School
    The first public school in Mississippi was opened in 1821. The name of the school is Franklin Acadamy, which is still opened today.
  • Mississippi Secedes From the Union

    Mississippi Secedes From the Union
    On January 9, 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union.
  • Vicksburg and Mississippi River are Controled by the Union

    Vicksburg and Mississippi River are Controled by the Union
    On July 4, 1863, the South surrendered and Vicksburg and the Mississippi River were controlled by the Union.
  • The Great Mississippi River Flood

    The Great Mississippi River Flood
    On April 15, 1927, the Mississippi River flooded. It was the largest flood that ever accured in the U.S.A.
  • Medgar Evers is Killed

    Medgar Evers is Killed
    On June 12, 1963, Medgar Evers was killed on his driveway in Jackson, Mississippi.
    Medgar Evers was loyal to the struggle for equal rights for African Americans. At the end he gave his life for it.
  • First Liquor Store was Opened

    First Liquor Store was Opened
    On August 6, 1966, the first liquor store in Mississippi was opened. Mississippi was the last state to repeal prohibition.
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    Great Depresion Makes the Cotton Prices Fall

    In 1931 the Great Depression made the cotton prices fall dramatically. The Depression affected the nation throughout the 1930's.