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5 Fun Facts About June 25 In New Mexico History

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1. In 1868, the Treaty of Bosque Redondo was signed between the United States government and Navajo leaders, officially ending the Navajo Wars and allowing the tribe to return to their homeland in New Mexico.

2. In 1905, the first Santa Fe Indian Market was held, showcasing the work of Native American artists and craftspeople from across the country.

3. In 1947, one of the most famous and well-documented UFO sightings in history occurred near Roswell, New Mexico. The incident has since become a cultural phenomenon and source of controversy.

4. In 1950, the United States Atomic Energy Commission conducted a nuclear test at the White Sands Proving Ground in southern New Mexico as part of the country's nuclear weapons testing program.

5. In 1982, the Santa Fe Opera premiered the world-renowned opera "The Last Savage," composed by Gian Carlo Menotti and set in a New Mexico pueblo.
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