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5 Fun Facts About March 28 In Nevada History

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1. In 1864, Nevada became a state and was admitted into the Union on March 28, making it the 36th state. This day is celebrated as Nevada Day.

2. On March 28, 1873, the Nevada State Capitol building was completed. It was designed by Joseph Gosling and is located in Carson City, the state's capital city.

3. In 1931, the Nevada Legislature approved the legalization of gambling in the state, paving the way for Las Vegas to become a world-renowned gambling destination.

4. On March 28, 1979, the first nuclear test was conducted at the Nevada National Security Site (formerly known as the Nevada Test Site). Over 1,000 nuclear tests were conducted at the site between 1951 and 1992.

5. In 2013, a record-breaking wildfire broke out in Nevada on March 28. The Bison Fire burned over 43,000 acres of land in the Pine Nut Mountains and was one of the largest wildfires in the state's history.
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