The money allowed for the purchase of approximately 3,000 volumes from England that were housed in the north wing of the Capitol building.

Blackwell graduated first in her class and became the first woman to achieve a medical degree in the United States.

On the 4th September 1957 a group of nine black schoolchildren were prevented from entering the previously segregated Little Rock Central High School by the Arkansas National Guard acting on the orders of Governor Orval Faubus.


Officially titled Encyclopædia Britannica, or, A Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, compiled upon a New Plan, the Britannica was published in three volumes over a three year period.