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5 Fun Facts About December 25 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1876, the town of Lincoln officially became the capital of Nebraska on December 25th. Prior to that, the capital had moved around several times before finally settling in Lincoln.

2. Christmas Day in 1891 was marked by a blizzard that swept across Nebraska, causing widespread damage and disrupting travel. The storm caused numerous deaths and injuries, leaving many families stranded and without resources.

3. In 1922, at the age of 30, Warren Buffett made his first investment in a Nebraska dairy farm on December 25th. This was the first of many successful investments that would eventually make him one of the wealthiest people in the world.

4. On Christmas Day in 1944, during World War II, Nebraska soldier Walter C. Monegan Jr. was killed in action on the Belgian-German border. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his bravery.

5. In 1978, December 25th was the day that the infamous "massacre" at the Starlite Lounge in Omaha occurred. The incident involved a group of motorcycle gang members who were involved in a shootout with members of a rival gang, resulting in the deaths of several people. The incident became the subject of much controversy and media attention.
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