December 10, 1817

On This Date in! in 1817, Mississippi was finally admitted to the Union as the 20th American state. The citizens of Alabama rejoiced and their state motto of “Thank God for Mississippi” was born.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to December 10, 1817

  1. Miss Issippi says:

    I can’t believe you didn’t go for the spelling joke. Everybody always goes for the spelling joke.

    Good for you!

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