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5 Fun Facts About June 27 In Nevada History

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1. On June 27, 1988, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was the site of a deadly fire that claimed the lives of 85 people and injured over 700 others.

2. In 1877, on June 27th, a group of Paiute Indians attacked a stagecoach near the town of Pioche, killing six people and sparking a conflict known as the Paiute War.

3. On June 27, 1905, the city of Las Vegas was founded. The original city covered just over one square mile and had a population of approximately 800 people.

4. On June 27, 1924, the legendary boxer Jack Dempsey fought a famous exhibition match against a bear named "Tuffy" at the Hot Springs Hotel in Ely, Nevada.

5. In 1969, on June 27th, the famous Comstock Lode silver mine in Virginia City, Nevada was named a National Historic Landmark by the US Secretary of the Interior. The Comstock Lode produced over $340 million worth of silver between 1859 and 1882.
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