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5 Fun Facts About February 15 In Iowa History

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1. On February 15, 1965, the first YMCA in Iowa City was opened. The Iowa City YMCA has since provided recreational and fitness activities for the surrounding community.

2. In 1893 on this day, the first Iowa legislature received an address by Governor Horace Boies, who discussed the importance of clean roads and the need for better infrastructure in the state.

3. On February 15, 2007, a winter storm system caused significant snowfall and ice accumulation across Iowa, leading to power outages and hazardous driving conditions.

4. The Iowa State University Memorial Union was dedicated on February 15, 1928. The building has been a hub of student activity and social events ever since.

5. February 15, 1846 marks the establishment of Iowa's statehood, as the U.S. Congress officially admitted Iowa into the Union as the 29th state.
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