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5 Fun Facts About January 27 In Colorado History

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1. On January 27, 1880, the first issue of The Daily Camera newspaper was published in Boulder, Colorado. It remains one of the oldest newspapers in the state.

2. The Colorado State Capitol building was dedicated on January 27, 1894, after construction that lasted almost 15 years. The building is now a National Historic Landmark.

3. In 1978, the Colorado Rockies played their first NHL game at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. They defeated the Atlanta Flames 5-3.

4. On January 27, 1976, the Winter X Games were held for the first time at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. They remain held in Aspen to this day.

5. The Colorado Avalanche retired legendary defenseman Ray Bourque's #77 jersey on January 27, 2001. The Avalanche won the Stanley Cup just a few months later with Bourque as a key player.
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