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5 Fun Facts About January 17 In Nevada History

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1. In 1865, the Nevada State Legislature established the University of Nevada in Elko, marking the beginning of higher education in the state.
2. On January 17, 1920, Prohibition began in the United States, impacting the state's thriving mining and agriculture industries that relied heavily on alcohol sales.
3. In 1951, the Nevada State Museum, located in Carson City, was established to preserve and showcase the state's natural and cultural history.
4. On this day in 1967, Las Vegas' iconic Caesars Palace hotel and casino held its grand opening, becoming a must-visit destination for tourists visiting the city.
5. January 17, 2011, marked the first time Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially celebrated as a state holiday in Nevada, after Governor Brian Sandoval signed the legislation.
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