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5 Fun Facts About April 19 In Colorado History

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1. In 1883, the Colorado Central Railroad Company completed the Denver Pacific Railway, connecting Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming via a direct route.
2. The Columbine High School massacre, one of the deadliest school shootings in American history, occurred on April 20, 1999, but the planning for the attack started on April 19th, marking a dark moment in Colorado history.
3. In 1934, the Ford Motor Company opened their first factory in Colorado, located in Denver.
4. On April 19, 1955, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck the Front Range region of Colorado, causing damage to several buildings and homes in the area.
5. The Colorado State Capitol building was officially opened to the public on April 19, 1894, after several years of construction.
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