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1848

[News] November 6: The University of Mississippi opens its first semester of classes, with a class consisting of seventy-nine Mississippians and one Tennessean. The first university president is George Frederick Holmes, a 28-year-old who will remain in office for only five months.

[Death] October 22: Alexander G. McNutt dies in DeSoto County, Mississippi, while on a political campaign.
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