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5 Fun Facts About January 11 In Colorado History

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1. In 1907, the Colorado Agricultural College basketball team played against the University of Denver basketball team, marking the first intercollegiate basketball game in Colorado history.

2. On January 11, 1927, Colorado Governor William H. Adams signed into law the first state unemployment insurance program in the United States.

3. The Colorado State Capitol building was officially dedicated on January 11, 1894, after nearly a decade of construction.

4. The National Western Stock Show, one of the largest livestock shows in the country, began in Denver on January 11, 1906.

5. On January 11, 1878, legendary outlaw Jesse James and his gang robbed the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad train near the town of Gypsum, Colorado, making off with over $50,000 in gold and silver.
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