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5 Fun Facts About August 10 In Nebraska History

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1) On August 10, 1887, Nebraska became the first state in the country to elect a female senator to the state legislature. Amanda Clement was elected to represent the 13th district, and went on to serve two terms in the legislature.

2) August 10, 1896 saw the opening of the Omaha Public Library, which was Nebraska's first public library. The library was initially housed in a small room in City Hall, but quickly grew to become one of the largest libraries in the region.

3) On August 10, 1933, the Union Stockyards in South Omaha were the site of a major riot between striking workers and police. The workers were protesting low wages and poor working conditions, and the riot resulted in several injuries and arrests.

4) August 10, 1952 marked the completion of the largest earthfill dam in the world at the time, the Harry D. Coffey Dam on the Platte River. The dam was built to control flooding in the area, and continues to help protect nearby communities from the river's unpredictable waters.

5) In 1974, August 10 became the date of the deadliest tornado outbreak in Nebraska history. Nine tornadoes touched down in the state that day, killing three people and causing millions of dollars in damage. The outbreak was part of a larger tornado outbreak that affected multiple states in the central United States.
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