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5 Fun Facts About November 13 In Nevada History

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1. On November 13, 1861, the Nevada Territory was officially organized by an act of the United States Congress, paving the way for statehood just a few years later in 1864.

2. On November 13, 1875, a major fire broke out in Virginia City, destroying a large portion of the town's commercial district. Despite the extensive damage, the community quickly rallied together to rebuild and recover.

3. On November 13, 1933, the state of Nevada approved legalized gambling, beginning a new era of entertainment and tourism in the state. Today, Las Vegas is known worldwide as a hub for gambling and entertainment.

4. On November 13, 1982, the "MGM Grand Fire" broke out in a hotel and casino in Las Vegas, killing 87 people and injuring hundreds more. The tragic event led to major improvements in fire safety standards for buildings in Nevada and beyond.

5. On November 13, 2018, Nevada became the first state in the United States to have a majority-female legislature, with women holding 51% of the seats in the state assembly and state senate. This historic milestone was seen as a major step forward for gender equality and representation in politics.
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