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5 Fun Facts About March 26 In Nebraska History

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1. On March 26, 1867, Nebraska officially became a state, making it the 37th state in the United States.

2. On March 26, 1885, the first successful autopsy was performed in Nebraska by Dr. George L. Miller. The autopsy was conducted on the body of a man who had died of tuberculosis.

3. On March 26, 1924, the Nebraska state legislature passed a law prohibiting the teaching of evolution in schools, making it one of the first states to do so. The law remained in place until it was overturned by a court ruling in 1968.

4. On March 26, 1937, the town of Lincoln, Nebraska experienced its worst flood on record. The flooding of the Salt Creek caused extensive damage, and several lives were lost.

5. On March 26, 1983, the University of Nebraska men's basketball team won the NCAA Tournament, defeating the University of Houston 64-63 in the championship game. It was the first and only national championship for the Nebraska basketball program.
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