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5 Fun Facts About June 26 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1883, the Union Pacific Railroad completed its bridge over the Missouri River at Omaha, connecting Nebraska with the rest of the country by rail.

2. On June 26, 1908, Omaha hosted the National Republican Convention, where William Howard Taft was nominated for President of the United States.

3. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed in Omaha during his famous cross-country flight from New York to California.

4. On June 26, 1959, Nebraska became the 39th state to ratify the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which provided for the direct election of Senators by the people.

5. In 1983, the NCAA College World Series began at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, where it was held annually until 2010 before moving to TD Ameritrade Park.
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