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5 Fun Facts About May 29 In Colorado History

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1. Colorado became a state on May 29, 1876, as the 38th state in the United States of America. The event is celebrated annually as Colorado Day.

2. In 1932, the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre opened in Morrison, Colorado. The natural rock formation and stunning concert venue has hosted performances by the likes of The Beatles, U2, and many other renowned musicians over the years.

3. On May 29, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Their feat inspired many Coloradans to take up mountaineering.

4. In 1973, the Colorado Rockies hockey team was founded. The team played in the National Hockey League (NHL) until moving to New Jersey and becoming the Devils in 1982.

5. On May 29, 2014, Colorado made history by becoming the first state to allow the legal sale of recreational marijuana. This move has led to a booming industry, with numerous dispensaries and related businesses now operating throughout the state.
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