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5 Fun Facts About January 21 In Nebraska History

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1. Nebraska became a state on January 21, 1867, making it the 37th state to be admitted into the Union.
2. On January 21, 1911, the first ever flight in Nebraska was made by aviator Mac McGarvey in Omaha.
3. The first rural mass mail delivery in Nebraska took place on January 21, 1903 in Greeley County.
4. Famous Nebraska native, author Willa Cather, was born on January 21, 1873 in Back Creek Valley, Virginia.
5. The deadliest train accident in Nebraska history occurred on January 21, 1900, when a Burlington train collided with an ice-laden freight train in Kearney, killing 34 people and injuring 100 more.
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