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5 Fun Facts About January 27 In Utah History

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1. On January 27, 1870, the city of Ogden, Utah officially became incorporated. The settlement, originally known as Fort Buenaventura, was named after Peter Skene Ogden, a fur trader for the Hudson's Bay Company.

2. The Utah State Capitol building was dedicated on January 27, 1916. The building, located in Salt Lake City, was constructed using Utah marble and includes a dome that is modeled after the United States Capitol.

3. On January 27, 1924, the first ski lift in Utah began operating at Alta Ski Resort. The ski resort, located in the Wasatch Mountains, is known for its deep powder and challenging terrain.

4. The University of Utah made history on January 27, 1954, when it became the first university in the United States to broadcast its courses over television. The program, called "Telecourse," allowed students to earn academic credit from home.

5. January 27, 1978 marked the opening of the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City. The center has hosted numerous events over the years, including the 2002 Winter Olympics medal ceremonies.
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