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5 Fun Facts About March 14 In Nebraska History

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1. Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1, 1867. However, it wasn't until March 14 of that same year that the state's first government officials were elected. Governor David Butler and members of the state legislature were chosen during this election.

2. On March 14, 1908, the small town of Creighton, Nebraska was the site of a devastating tornado. The tornado destroyed most of the town's buildings and caused multiple fatalities. This event remains one of the deadliest tornadoes in Nebraska's history.

3. Famous Nebraskan, William Jennings Bryan, announced his candidacy for the presidency on March 14, 1896. Bryan, a Democrat, lost the election to Republican William McKinley, but would go on to run for president twice more in his career.

4. Nebraska is known for its wide-open spaces and expansive prairies, but on March 14, 1935, the state experienced one of its worst dust storms in history. Known as "Black Sunday," the storm caused major damage to crops and property and forced many families to leave their homes in search of better living conditions.

5. On March 14, 1980, the Nebraska legislature made a historic decision by voting to abolish capital punishment in the state. This decision made Nebraska the first state to eliminate the death penalty since it was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 1976. The death penalty was reinstated in Nebraska in 2015, but was abolished again in 2021.
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