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5 Fun Facts About December 2 In Nevada History

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1. Nevada Statehood Day: December 2 marks the anniversary of Nevada's statehood. The state was admitted to the Union as the 36th state on December 2, 1864, during the Civil War.

2. Mob Museum Opens: On December 2, 2012, the Mob Museum opened its doors in downtown Las Vegas. The museum is dedicated to the history of organized crime in America and features exhibits on famous gangsters, law enforcement, and the impact of organized crime on society.

3. First Commercial Flight: On December 2, 1949, the first commercial airplane landed in Reno, marking the beginning of commercial air travel in northern Nevada.

4. Snow Storm: December 2, 2013, brought a massive snowstorm to Nevada, causing power outages and traffic delays. The storm brought over 12 inches of snow to some parts of the state, making it one of the largest snowstorms in recent history.

5. Hoover Dam Construction: On December 2, 1935, the last concrete pour was completed at the Hoover Dam, marking the end of construction on the massive engineering project. The dam was built on the Colorado River between Arizona and Nevada and provides electricity and water to millions of people in the western United States.
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