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5 Fun Facts About July 16 In Nevada History

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1. In 1862, the Apache Wars in Nevada began on July 16th when a group of Western Apache Native Americans attacked miners near the Reese River. The conflict continued for several years and resulted in many casualties and displacement of Native people.

2. In 1914, the Nevada State Capitol building in Carson City was completed and dedicated on July 16th. This historic structure houses important state government offices and legislative chambers.

3. On July 16, 1927, American aviator Amelia Earhart made her first transcontinental flight, landing in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was greeted by a cheering crowd and became a symbol of progress and women's empowerment in the aviation industry.

4. The famous Mustang Ranch brothel, located near Reno, Nevada, opened on July 16, 1967. It became a popular tourist destination and contributed to the state's reputation as a center of vice and indulgence.

5. In 2015, the US Women's Open Golf Championship was held at the Trump National Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada. South Korean golfer In Gee Chun won the tournament on July 16th, becoming the first player in history to record four tournament rounds in the 60s.
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