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5 Fun Facts About July 1 In Nebraska History

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1. Statehood Day: July 1st marks Statehood Day in Nebraska, celebrating the anniversary of Nebraska becoming the 37th state in the United States in 1867.

2. First Homestead Claim: July 1, 1867 was also the first day that homesteaders could file for a claim on government land in Nebraska, which was a major event in the settlement of the state.

3. Nebraska's First Capitol: On July 1, 1867, Nebraska's first Capitol building was opened in Omaha, where the state government was initially based before moving to its current location in Lincoln.

4. College World Series: Omaha is the host city for the College World Series, which is typically held in late June/early July. The first CWS was held in Omaha in 1950 and has been held there every year since 1954 except for 2020 due to COVID-19.

5. 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad: July 1, 2019 marked the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, a historic event that connected the East and West Coasts of the United States through Nebraska and helped spur development and settlement in the state.
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