On this day in history: February 21

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The city the farthest south in Arkansas was incorporated on this day in 1895. 

Junction City sits on the state line between Louisiana and Arkansas. 

The city was created by Arkansas Southern Railway Company. 

According to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, the town was mentioned in Ripley’s Believe it or Not mid-twentieth century for the well that was located on the state line. 

Now there is a water tower in Arkansas and one in Louisiana. 

When the town was incorporated prohibition was prevalent in Arkansas but not Lousiana.  So many of the city’s residents and businesses set up across the state line.

On Feb. 21, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon began his historic visit to China as he and his wife, Pat, arrived in Beijing.

In 1975, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to 2 1/2 to 8 years in prison for their roles in the Watergate cover-up (each ended up serving a year and-a-half).

In 1992, Kristi Yamaguchi of the United States won the gold medal in ladies’ figure skating at the Albertville Olympics; Midori Ito of Japan won the silver, Nancy Kerrigan of the U.S., the bronze.

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