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5 Fun Facts About January 25 In Utah History

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1. Utah celebrated its centennial on January 25th, 1947. To commemorate the state's 100th anniversary, a parade was held in Salt Lake City, and various events and exhibitions were held throughout the year.

2. On January 25th, 1896, Utah was admitted to the Union as the 45th state. This followed years of debate and controversy over Utah's status as a territory due to concerns about the influence of the Mormon church.

3. In 1953, the University of Utah introduced a new flag design on January 25th. The flag features the school's colors of red and white, along with a prominent block U representing the university.

4. On January 25th, 1863, the First Transcontinental Telegraph was completed, connecting San Francisco, California, to Omaha, Nebraska. This communication breakthrough allowed for the rapid transmission of news and information across the country, including to Utah.

5. On January 25th, 1931, the Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ was dedicated. Known for its impressive size and sound quality, the organ has become an iconic symbol of the state and is still used in performances today.
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