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5 Fun Facts About June 20 In Nebraska History

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1) In 1877, a tornado swept through the town of Buffalo Creek (now called Ravenna), killing three people and destroying 90% of the town's structures.

2) On June 20, 1953, the University of Nebraska's first female faculty member, Lillian Strachan, died at the age of 79. She had been a professor of Latin, Greek, and ancient history since 1912.

3) In 2013, a destructive hailstorm hit the city of Scottsbluff, causing $160 million in damage to homes, vehicles, and crops.

4) On June 20, 1972, the Omaha City Council passed a law allowing females to work as bartenders. Prior to this, only men were allowed to serve alcohol.

5) The Omaha Royals (now the Omaha Storm Chasers) played their first game at their new ballpark, Rosenblatt Stadium, on June 20, 1948. The stadium would go on to become a staple of the city's baseball culture until its demolition in 2012.
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