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5 Fun Facts About April 14 In Utah History

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1. On April 14, 1850, the University of Deseret was established by the Utah Territorial Legislature. It later became known as the University of Utah and is now the flagship institution of higher education in the state.

2. The first public library in Utah was founded on April 14, 1898, in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake City Public Library System has since grown to include multiple branches and is recognized as one of the best library systems in the country.

3. On April 14, 1904, the Salt Lake City and County Building was dedicated. Designed by prominent architect Richard K.A. Kletting, the building is a stunning example of Beaux-Arts architecture and now serves as the headquarters for Salt Lake City government.

4. The Utah Museum of Natural History, now known as the Natural History Museum of Utah, opened its doors to the public on April 14, 1969. The museum's exhibits showcase the natural history of Utah and the Intermountain West, including paleontology, geology, and anthropology.

5. April 14, 1989, marked the opening of the Hogle Zoo's African Savanna exhibit. The exhibit features a variety of African animals, including giraffes, zebras, and lions, and has since become one of the zoo's most popular attractions.
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