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5 Fun Facts About November 10 In Nebraska History

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1. On November 10, 1887, the state's first public library was established in Kearney. The library was started with only a few hundred volumes and served the community as a source of education and entertainment.

2. In 1922, the world's largest indoor rodeo was held in Omaha on November 10. The event drew over 21,000 attendees and featured top cowboys from around the country.

3. Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman proclaimed November 10, 2010, as "Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Day" to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness in the state.

4. On November 10, 1914, the University of Nebraska defeated Notre Dame 35-7 in a football game held in Lincoln. This was the first time the two teams had ever played each other.

5. In 2004, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers gave a speech on November 10 calling for the impeachment of Governor Dave Heineman. Chambers accused the governor of violating the state constitution and ignoring the will of the people.
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