Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About May 4 In New Mexico History

---Learn Every Day: NM Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history nm To: 618-270-4005---

1. On May 4, 1896, New Mexico became the 47th state in the United States. It was the first state to have a Hispanic governor, Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo, who served from 1919 to 1921.

2. On May 4, 1928, a massive tornado struck the town of Clovis, killing 17 people and injuring hundreds more. The tornado caused widespread damage, destroying buildings, overturning cars, and uprooting trees.

3. On May 4, 1988, The Sandia Peak Tramway opened in Albuquerque. It is the longest Aerial Tramway in North America, stretching over 2.7 miles and rising over 3,800 feet in elevation.

4. On May 4, 2007, the New Mexico State University Aggies baseball team won their final WAC championship, securing their place in the NCAA Regional tournament. The team went on to win their first NCAA Regional game in program history the following week.

5. On May 4, 2017, the New Mexico State Senate passed a bill to increase the state's minimum wage to $9 per hour, which went into effect on January 1, 2018. New Mexico now has one of the highest minimum wages in the Southwest region of the United States.
  • Tags: NM

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping