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5 Fun Facts About May 7 In Colorado History

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1) On May 7, 1907, the first ever meeting of the Colorado State Senate was held in the newly completed State Capitol Building in Denver.

2) Also on May 7, in 1964, the Denver Broncos became a member of the American Football League (AFL), signaling the beginning of their professional football history.

3) May 7 was also the day in 1953 that a devastating tornado struck Wray, Colorado, killing six people and causing extensive damage to the town.

4) In 1924, a group of climbers successfully summited Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park for the first time in the climbing season. May 7 marks the beginning of the peak climbing season in the area.

5) On May 7, 1945, one day after Germany's unconditional surrender in World War II, Colorado Governor John Vivian signed a proclamation declaring May 8th Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) in the state.
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