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5 Fun Facts About December 29 In Nevada History

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1. In 1847, John C. Frémont and his party arrived in what is now Nevada during their western expedition. They encountered severe weather conditions and were forced to survive on minimal supplies, including eating their horses.

2. On December 29, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state in the United States. It was the first state to be added during the Civil War and played an important role in providing silver and other precious metals to the Union.

3. In 1905, Las Vegas was founded on December 29. The city quickly grew as a popular destination for gambling and entertainment, and is now known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World".

4. In 1975, Evel Knievel attempted to jump his motorcycle over 13 buses at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 29. Despite crashing, Knievel suffered only minor injuries and went on to become a legend in the world of stunt performance.

5. On December 29, 1997, construction began on the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The iconic resort boasts a 14,000-square-foot botanical garden, a two-story fountain show, and a gallery of fine art, among other features.
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