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5 Fun Facts About July 13 In Colorado History

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1. On July 13, 1887, the first issue of the LaJunta Tribune-Democrat was published in La Junta, Colorado. The newspaper has been serving the community for over a century and is still in print today.

2. In 1932, the city of Golden, Colorado witnessed a mass UFO sighting on July 13. The objects were described as silver, metallic, and moving quickly through the sky. The incident remains unexplained to this day.

3. On July 13, 1960, the Climax Molybdenum Mine in Leadville experienced a massive explosion that killed eleven miners. The incident was a tragic reminder of the dangers of working in the mining industry.

4. In 1977, a tornado touched down in Wheat Ridge, Colorado on July 13, causing significant damage to the area. The twister was part of a larger outbreak of severe weather in the region.

5. On July 13, 1995, the Colorado Avalanche signed star defenseman Ray Bourque to a free-agent contract. Bourque went on to help lead the team to its first-ever Stanley Cup championship in 1996.
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