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5 Fun Facts About January 10 In Nevada History

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1. Nevada became a state on October 31, 1864, but it wasn't until January 10, 1865, that the state's first Governor, Henry G. Blasdel, was sworn in. Blasdel would go on to serve two non-consecutive terms as Governor.

2. On January 10, 1899, the Nevada State Legislature approved the construction of the Stewart Indian School in Carson City. The school was established as part of a government effort to assimilate Native American children into mainstream American culture.

3. Nevada's first female Lieutenant Governor, Vail Pittman, was born on January 10, 1880, in Virden, New Mexico. Pittman was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1942 and served until 1945. She went on to become the state's first female Governor, serving from 1945 to 1950.

4. The Nevada State Capitol building, located in Carson City, was first opened to the public on January 10, 1912. The building was designed by architect Joseph Gosling and took four years to complete at a cost of $250,000.

5. On January 10, 2010, Las Vegas hosted the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The awards ceremony, which honors excellence in film and television, drew some of the biggest names in Hollywood to the city.
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