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5 Fun Facts About July 11 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1893, the town of Kearney held its first ever Grand Island and Kearney County Fair which drew in over 20,000 attendees. The fair featured exhibitors and entertainers from all over the state and was a major success.

2. On July 11, 1921, the city of Omaha was hit by a devastating tornado which killed 3 people and injured more than 100. The tornado caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure in the area and is still regarded as one of the deadliest tornadoes in Nebraska history.

3. In 1935, the Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This law provided for retirement benefits to all American citizens and was seen as a major victory for workers in Nebraska and across the country.

4. On July 11, 1965, the Omaha Woodmen Tower was completed. This tower, which stands at over 500 feet tall and has 30 floors, was the tallest building in Omaha until 1988 and remains an iconic landmark in the city today.

5. In 1993, the Nebraska football team officially joined the Big Ten conference, leaving the Big Eight conference behind. This move was seen as a major milestone for the university and helped to elevate the football program to national prominence.
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