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5 Fun Facts About December 8 In Nevada History

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1. In 1855, the first issue of "The Gold Hill News" was published in Gold Hill, Nevada. The newspaper was known for its coverage of the Comstock Lode mining boom and ran until 1956.

2. In 1863, the first telegraph line was established in Nevada, connecting Carson City with Placerville, California. This allowed for faster communication and helped to facilitate trade and commerce.

3. In 1880, the Nevada State Capitol building in Carson City was completed. The building, which still stands today, is notable for its unique architecture and features a silver dome.

4. In 1941, the United States declared war on Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Many Nevadans enlisted in the military and helped to contribute to the war effort.

5. In 1993, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas caught fire, resulting in 87 deaths and over 700 injuries. It remains one of the deadliest hotel fires in U.S. history and led to increased safety regulations in the hotel and casino industry.
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