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5 Fun Facts About July 27 In Nebraska History

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1. The Nebraska State Flag was adopted on July 27, 1925. The design features the state seal surrounded by a goldenrod wreath on a blue background, with the state's name above and below in gold.

2. On July 27, 1936, Omaha was hit by a devastating heat wave that lasted several days and caused over 100 deaths. Temperatures reached over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and many people could not afford air conditioning or even fans.

3. The city of Lincoln was founded on July 27, 1864. It was named after Abraham Lincoln, who had recently been re-elected as President of the United States.

4. Nebraska's first public library opened on July 27, 1872, in the town of Seward. The library was funded by Andrew Carnegie and is still in operation today.

5. July 27, 1923, marked the beginning of the Nebraska State Fair, which is still held annually in Grand Island. The fair features agriculture displays, carnival rides, live music, and numerous other attractions.
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