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5 Fun Facts About April 21 In Colorado History

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Here are 5 interesting facts about April 21 in Colorado history:

1. In 1880, the city of Creedmoor was incorporated in Colorado. However, the city's name was later changed to Superior due to confusion with another town in Colorado named Creedmore.
2. In 1934, the deadliest tornado in Colorado history touched down in the city of Lamar, killing 100 people and injuring hundreds more.
3. OnApril 21, 1959, astronaut Scott Carpenter became the second American astronaut to orbit the Earth. Carpenter was born in Boulder, Colorado, and later became a university professor in the state.
4. In 1987, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the town of Parachute, Colorado, causing moderate damage to buildings and homes in the area.
5. On April 21, 2018, a wildfire started near the town of Granby, Colorado, which eventually grew to over 400 acres and caused evacuations in the area. The fire was eventually contained by firefighters a few days later.
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