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5 Fun Facts About April 22 In Nevada History

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1. In 1864, on April 22, Nevada became the 36th state in the United States. The state was admitted into the Union during the American Civil War.

2. On the same day in 1905, a fire broke out in Virginia City, a historic mining town in Nevada. The fire destroyed much of the town and left over 2,000 people homeless.

3. On April 22, 1916, the first major automobile accident occurred in Las Vegas. A driver lost control of their car and crashed into a storefront, injuring several people.

4. In 2000, on April 22, the city of Reno hosted the largest Earth Day celebration in the state's history. The event included environmental education exhibits, music, and food.

5. On April 22, 2014, a rare and unexpected earthquake struck Nevada. The 4.8 magnitude quake was centered near the California-Nevada border and was felt throughout the state. No major damage was reported.
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