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5 Fun Facts About January 21 In Colorado History

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1. In 1879, the Colorado state Capitol building officially opened to the public. The building's architecture is notable for its blend of neoclassical and Renaissance styles.

2. On January 21, 1901, the first public execution in Colorado took place. Criminal Frank "Big Jack" Davis was hanged for the murder of William Kirk in Las Animas County.

3. The deadly Ludlow Massacre occurred on January 21, 1914, during a coal miners' strike in southern Colorado. The National Guard opened fire on striking miners and their families, killing several dozen people.

4. In 1987, Boulder, Colorado saw one of the largest natural disasters in state history when a massive wildfire swept through the area, destroying more than 40 homes and causing millions of dollars in damage.

5. On January 21, 2017, thousands of protesters gathered in Denver and other cities across Colorado for the Women's March, a large-scale demonstration in support of women's rights and against the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
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