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5 Fun Facts About November 2 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1887, the University of Nebraska football team played their first game against Doane College. The Huskers won 10-0 and it marked the beginning of a long-standing tradition of football excellence in the state.

2. On November 2, 1920, the first statewide broadcast of election returns went out across the airwaves from Omaha. The radio station, WAAW, reported the results of the presidential election between Warren G. Harding and James Cox.

3. In 1936, a historic blizzard swept through western Nebraska, causing massive snowdrifts and temperatures below zero. The storm lasted for several days and stranded many people in their homes. It is still remembered as one of the worst blizzards in Nebraska's history.

4. On this day in 1955, the world-famous Omaha Children's Museum opened its doors for the first time. The museum has since become a beloved institution for families across the state, offering interactive exhibits and educational programs.

5. In 2010, the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team played their first game as part of the Big Ten Conference. The Huskers defeated the Michigan State Spartans 31-17 in front of a home crowd of more than 85,000 fans at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.
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