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5 Fun Facts About July 26 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1867, the first train arrived in Lincoln, Nebraska, which was a major milestone for the city's growth and development as a transportation hub.

2. On July 26, 1886, a severe heatwave swept through Nebraska, causing temperatures to soar to over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in some parts of the state.

3. In 1933, Nebraska native and aviation pioneer Louise Thaden set a new women's altitude record when she reached a height of 20,260 feet in a sealed-cockpit airplane.

4. In 1953, the University of Nebraska introduced the world's first undergraduate degree program in meteorology, helping to establish the state as a hub for weather research and study.

5. On July 26, 1990, the Omaha Royals minor league baseball team set an all-time attendance record of 27,967 fans at Rosenblatt Stadium, which remained the team's home until 2011.
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