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5 Fun Facts About March 25 In Colorado History

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1. Colorado became a state on March 25, 1876. The United States Congress signed the enabling act that allowed Colorado to become the 38th state in the union. Today, March 25 is celebrated as Colorado Day.

2. The first licensed horse racing track in Colorado opened on March 25, 1947. The Mile High Race Track was located in Commerce City and was the site of many important horse races in the state for several years.

3. The last Colorado state championship basketball game played in the one-class system was held on March 25, 1990. The game was between Broomfield High School and Mullen High School and was won by Broomfield.

4. The Denver Nuggets won their record-tying 57th game of the 2012-2013 NBA season on March 25, 2013. The team was led by star players Ty Lawson and Andre Iguodala on their way to a franchise-record 57 wins that season.

5. Colorado hosts the world's largest outdoor rodeo, the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo in Denver. The 2015 Rodeo was held on March 25 and attracted more than 650,000 visitors from across the country to watch cowboys compete for prize money and bragging rights.
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