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5 Fun Facts About November 19 In Nebraska History

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1. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln was founded on November 19, 1869. The university has since become the flagship school of the University of Nebraska system and is home to over 26,000 students.

2. On November 19, 1927, the world's first television broadcast was transmitted from a radio station in Omaha, Nebraska. The broadcast featured an image of a toy windmill rotating on a turntable.

3. The Nebraska State Capitol building was dedicated on November 19, 1932. The building features a unique design with a central tower surrounded by four wings and serves as the seat of government for the state of Nebraska.

4. On November 19, 1964, the state of Nebraska officially adopted its state insect, the honeybee. Nebraska is one of only three states to have the honeybee as their official state insect.

5. The legendary Nebraska Cornhuskers football team won its 500th game on November 19, 2005. The Cornhuskers have been one of the most successful college football programs in history, with multiple national championships and numerous conference titles.
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