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5 Fun Facts About November 1 In Nevada History

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1. Nevada Day
November 1 is a significant date in Nevada history as it marks the annual celebration of Nevada Day. This day commemorates the state's admission into the Union on October 31, 1864. It is usually celebrated with parades, concerts, and other festive activities across the state.

2. First Radio Station
On November 1, 1923, the first radio station in Nevada, KZM, began broadcasting from Reno. The station was owned by the University of Nevada and was primarily used for educational and informational purposes.

3. Lake Tahoe Tunnel
November 1, 1931, saw the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lake Tahoe Tunnel. The tunnel was designed to divert water from Lake Tahoe to the Washoe Valley for irrigation purposes. The project was completed in 1936 and is still in use today.

4. Discovery of Gold
In 1861, John Orr and Nicholas Kelly discovered gold in the Virginia Range on November 1. This led to a rush of prospectors to the area and the founding of several mining towns, including Virginia City.

5. First Air Flight
On November 1, 1910, an airplane made its debut flight in Reno. The flight was piloted by Silas Christofferson and was the first powered flight in Nevada. Christofferson went on to become Nevada's first licensed pilot.
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