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5 Fun Facts About November 17 In Colorado History

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1. November 17, 1885: The first issue of The Daily Camera was published in Boulder, CO. The newspaper became an important part of the community, covering news and events for over a century.

2. November 17, 1908: Colorado Governor Henry Buchtel issued a proclamation declaring November 26 as a day of thanksgiving. The holiday had been observed in Colorado since 1863, but it wasn't until 1908 that it was officially recognized by the state.

3. November 17, 1937: The Denver Nuggets played their first game as a member of the National Basketball League. The team would later join the American Basketball Association and become one of the most successful franchises in professional basketball history.

4. November 17, 1950: Colorado State University installed the first computer in the state of Colorado. The IBM 601 was a large, room-sized machine that was used for scientific calculations and data analysis.

5. November 17, 2014: Colorado became the first state in the nation to legalize the commercial sale of recreational marijuana. The law went into effect on January 1, 2014, and has since been a topic of debate and controversy in the state and across the country.
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