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5 Fun Facts About May 28 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1934, the Lincoln Post Office was dedicated on May 28th. The building still stands today and is now home to the Museum of Nebraska History.

2. On May 28th, 1950, the University of Nebraska baseball team won its first Big Seven Conference champion title. The team went on to play in the College World Series that year.

3. In 1989, an F4 tornado struck the city of Grand Island on May 28th, leaving a path of destruction. The tornado caused $300 million in damage and killed five people.

4. On May 28th, 1961, astronaut Frank Borman, a native of Gary, Nebraska, graduated from the Aerospace Research Pilot School in Edwards Air Force Base, California. Borman later went on to fly in the Gemini and Apollo programs.

5. The Nebraska State Historical Society was officially created on May 28th, 1878. The society's mission is to preserve and interpret Nebraska's past and make it accessible to the public. Today, it operates multiple museums and historical sites across the state.
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