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5 Fun Facts About February 7 In Nebraska History

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1. 1867: Nebraska becomes the 37th state in the United States. February 7 marks the anniversary of Nebraska's statehood.

2. 1933: The famous Nebraska Cornhuskers football coach, Bob Devaney, was born on this day. Devaney led the Cornhuskers to two national championships and 8 conference titles during his tenure as head coach.

3. 1999: Lincoln, Nebraska experiences a major snowstorm with 14 inches of snow falling in one day. The snowstorm caused widespread power outages and road closures.

4. 2000: The Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball team defeats the Kansas Jayhawks 75-73 in a thrilling overtime game. The win helped cement the Cornhuskers' bid for the NCAA tournament that year.

5. 2013: Nebraska native and baseball pitcher Joba Chamberlain signs with the New York Yankees for the 2013 season. Chamberlain played for the Yankees for seven seasons and won the 2009 World Series with the team.
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