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5 Fun Facts About March 11 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1879, the Lincoln Land Company was established in Nebraska. The company was responsible for founding the city of Lincoln, which would become the state's capital.

2. On March 11, 1905, the University of Nebraska beat the University of Iowa 47-5 in a football game. It was the largest victory in Nebraska football history up to that point.

3. In 1912, Nebraska ratified the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which established the direct election of U.S. Senators. This amendment was a significant change in the way that Senators were chosen, as previously they were appointed by state legislatures.

4. On March 11, 1930, the Nebraska state legislature passed a law authorizing the construction of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, which would become the home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. The stadium has since become one of the most iconic college football venues in the country.

5. In 1973, the Nebraska legislature voted to institute the unicameral system of government, making it the only state in the country with a one-house legislative body. This change was in response to a desire for more efficient government and has remained in place ever since.
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