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5 Fun Facts About June 17 In Nevada History

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1. In 1911, the State of Nevada officially became a member of the United States. Previously, Nevada had been a territory of the US since 1861, but it wasn't until June 17, 1911 that it became the 36th state in the nation.

2. On June 17, 1922, the Union Pacific Railroad inaugurated its new luxury train, the "City of Los Angeles," which ran from Chicago to Los Angeles via Nevada. The train became a symbol of luxury and sophistication and was especially popular with Hollywood celebrities.

3. In 1967, Nevada became the first state in the US to legalize most forms of gambling, including slot machines and table games. This groundbreaking decision has made Nevada one of the most popular destinations for tourists looking to gamble, especially in the Las Vegas area.

4. On June 17, 1991, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocked the Reno area. Although the quake caused significant damage to buildings and roads, no one was killed or seriously injured.

5. In 2019, the Nevada State Legislature passed a bill that would allow for the construction of a new football stadium in Las Vegas. The stadium would house the Las Vegas Raiders, who had just recently relocated from Oakland, California. The Raiders' first game in the new stadium was played on September 21, 2020, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the stadium was largely empty.
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