1 October 1800
On this date in 1800...
Spain ceded Louisiana to France in a secret treaty that negated the Treaty of Fontainebleau and led to the Louisiana Purchase three years later.
1862 - General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry defeated federals in battles at Athens and Huntsville, Alabama.
1893 - 3rd worst hurricane in US history killed 1,800 people in Mississippi.
1962 - James Meredith became first black student to attend the University of Mississippi
1971 - Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida
1982 - Disney's EPCOT Center opened in Orlando, Florida
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