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5 Fun Facts About February 13 In Nevada History

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1. In 1867, the state of Nevada approved a measure to allow women the right to vote, making it the second state in the United States to do so after Wyoming. This paved the way for greater gender equality in the state and the nation as a whole.

2. On February 13, 1931, the state of Nevada legalized gambling, making it only one of two states in the United States at the time (along with New Jersey) where gambling was legal. This move led to the development of Las Vegas as a hub for the gambling industry, which continues to be a major economic driver for the state.

3. In 2002, the Winter Olympics were held in Salt Lake City, Utah, but several events were held in nearby Lake Tahoe, which straddles the border between Nevada and California. The Olympic Village at Lake Tahoe was located in the Nevada town of Incline Village.

4. On February 13, 2012, a powerful earthquake struck the state of Nevada, with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the quake was located near the town of Hawthorne, but it was felt throughout much of western Nevada and eastern California.

5. In 1997, the FBI raided the Winterland Ballroom in Reno, Nevada, as part of a nationwide crackdown on the use of the designer drug "ecstasy." The raid resulted in the arrest of dozens of people and the seizure of large quantities of drugs and drug-related paraphernalia.
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