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5 Fun Facts About February 6 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1873, the Nebraska State Legislature passed a bill to create the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which would later become the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska system.

2. On February 6, 1887, Nebraska's first open-range telephone system was put into operation in the town of Callaway. The system connected subscribers in the community through a network of wires strung on poles between homes and businesses.

3. In 1909, Nebraska's first public library opened in the town of Oshkosh. The library was established through the efforts of local citizens who recognized the importance of a public library in their community.

4. On February 6, 1965, the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra performed its first concert under the baton of conductor Antonia Brico. The performance took place at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

5. In 2005, the Omaha-based company TD Ameritrade acquired the online brokerage firm Datek, which paved the way for the company to become one of the largest online brokers in the United States. This acquisition occurred on February 6.
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