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5 Fun Facts About April 28 In Nevada History

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1. In 1910, the small town of Tonopah was hit by a devastating fire that destroyed over 250 buildings, leaving over 4,000 people homeless.

2. April 28, 1958, marks the day when a hydrogen bomb was accidentally dropped on Mars Bluff, a small town in southeastern South Carolina. Although no one was killed, the bomb left a large crater and caused significant damage.

3. On this day in 1995, an 81-day standoff between the FBI and the Branch Davidians culminated in a deadly fire at the compound outside of Waco, Texas. Over 80 members of the religious group, including their leader David Koresh, were killed.

4. In 2002, the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas unveiled its new fountain show, featuring water jets that shoot up to 460 feet in the air and choreographed to music from operas, Broadway shows, and popular tunes.

5. Finally, on this day in 2014, the Nevada State Assembly voted to repeal the state's ban on same-sex marriage, making it the 17th state in the US to legalize marriage for same-sex couples. Less than a year later, the US Supreme Court would make same-sex marriage legal nationwide.
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