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5 Fun Facts About January 7 In Nebraska History

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1. On January 7, 1907, the Nebraska legislature approved a new state flag design. The flag features a blue background with the state seal in the center and the words "Nebraska" above and "Equality Before the Law" below.

2. In 1929, the Nebraska State Capitol building was officially dedicated on January 7th. The building, which took over 10 years to construct, is considered one of the most architecturally significant capitol buildings in the United States.

3. On January 7, 1936, Nebraska native Louie Zamperini set a world indoor record for the mile run at the Millrose Games in New York City. Zamperini later gained fame as an Olympic athlete and World War II prisoner of war survivor.

4. The University of Nebraska basketball team made history on January 7, 2012, when they defeated the Indiana Hoosiers in a triple-overtime game. The win was the Cornhuskers' first-ever Big Ten Conference victory.

5. January 7, 1983, saw the opening of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) Museum in Ashland, Nebraska. The museum, which features exhibits and artifacts related to the United States Air Force's strategic bombing missions, attracts visitors from around the world.
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