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5 Fun Facts About November 13 In Iowa History

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1. In 1858, the town of Council Bluffs was incorporated in Iowa. It served as a vital transportation hub for pioneers heading westward.

2. In 1913, a group of suffragettes in Iowa picketed in front of the state capitol building to demand the right to vote. The demonstration was part of a larger movement to secure voting rights for women across the United States.

3. In 1925, a tornado struck the town of Monticello, Iowa, killing eight people and injuring dozens more. The storm caused significant damage to the town's infrastructure and left many residents homeless.

4. In 1946, the University of Iowa football team defeated Northwestern University in a thrilling 61-0 victory. The game set a new record for the most points scored by the Hawkeyes in a single game.

5. In 1997, the Iowa State Cyclones football team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in college football history when they defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who were ranked #2 in the nation at the time. The Cyclones won the game 19-14, snapping Nebraska's 26-game winning streak.
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