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5 Fun Facts About January 28 In Nevada History

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1. In 1983, a massive flood hit northern Nevada after heavy rainfall poured over the region for several days. The Truckee River, which runs through Reno, overflowed, causing the city to declare a state of emergency. The flood resulted in millions of dollars in damages and the loss of several lives.

2. On January 28, 1911, the Nevada State Legislature elected Key Pittman to the United States Senate. Pittman would go on to serve five terms in the senate and was instrumental in helping to pass important New Deal legislation in the 1930s.

3. The Nevada State Museum in Carson City opened its doors to the public on January 28, 1939. The museum is home to a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits that tell the story of Nevada's natural history, indigenous cultures, and early settlement.

4. Former boxer and heavyweight champion Mike Tyson filed for bankruptcy on January 28, 2003. Tyson, who had earned more than $300 million over the course of his career, was facing mounting debts and legal problems.

5. The Las Vegas Strip's iconic Stardust Resort and Casino was imploded on January 28, 2007. The resort, which had been in operation since 1958, was one of the longest-running casinos on the Strip. Its demolition marked the end of an era in Las Vegas history.
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