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5 Fun Facts About March 5 In Utah History

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1. The first issue of the Salt Lake Tribune was published on March 5, 1871. This newspaper has been in continuous publication since then and is now the largest daily newspaper in Utah.

2. On March 5, 1946, the University of Utah Utes won their first NCAA basketball championship by defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 49-45. This was a major upset and marked the beginning of the Utes' successful basketball program.

3. Utah became a state on January 4, 1896, but it wasn't until March 5 of that year that the first state government was inaugurated. The first governor of Utah was Heber M. Wells, who had been elected the previous year.

4. On March 5, 1987, the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City was destroyed by fire. The blaze caused over $25 million in damage and forced the center to close for two years while it was rebuilt.

5. The first ski resort in Utah, Alta Ski Area, opened on December 15, 1938, but it wasn't until March 5, 1941, that the resort was officially dedicated. Alta has since become one of the premier ski destinations in the world and is known for its challenging terrain and deep powder.
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