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5 Fun Facts About April 5 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1927, the first flight from Omaha to Chicago was made by an airline. The flight was operated by Northwest Airways and was a major step in the commercial aviation industry.

2. On April 5, 1930, Nebraska became the first state to have its entire population counted in a census using a machine instead of manually. The machine allowed for quicker and more accurate counting of the population.

3. In 1975, a tornado struck Omaha causing severe damage and killing three people. The tornado was one of the deadliest in Nebraska history, and resulted in the creation of the Douglas County Emergency Management Agency.

4. The Nebraska state song, "Beautiful Nebraska," was adopted on April 5, 1967. The song was written by Jim Fras and Guy G. Miller, and celebrates the natural beauty of the state.

5. In 1923, the Nebraska legislature passed a law allowing women to serve on juries. Nebraska was one of the first states to grant women the right to serve on juries, and the law was a significant step in women's rights.
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