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5 Fun Facts About May 19 In Nevada History

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1. In 1964, the Las Vegas Strip's tallest building at the time, the Riviera Hotel and Casino, opened to the public. The 23-story building was the first high-rise casino in the world and hosted famous performers like Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra.

2. On May 19, 2007, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosted the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. Ron Hornaday Jr. crossed the finish line in first place, earning his 22nd career victory in the series.

3. In 1982, the University of Nevada, Reno's baseball team won their first Big Sky Conference championship. The team went on to compete in the NCAA West Regional that year, finishing with a 29-22 record.

4. The Nevada State Museum in Carson City opened its doors to the public on May 19, 1941. The museum houses artifacts and exhibits showcasing the state's natural and cultural history.

5. In 1868, Nevada ratified the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States and ensured equal protection under the law for all citizens.
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