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5 Fun Facts About November 22 In Utah History

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1. On November 22, 1869, the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory Summit, Utah, completing the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.

2. The University of Utah was founded on November 22, 1850, as the University of Deseret. It was the first institution of higher education in the state of Utah.

3. November 22, 1987, marked the dedication of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Conference Center is the largest theater-style auditorium in the world, seating up to 21,000 people.

4. On November 22, 1910, the first transcontinental flight in the United States was completed in Salt Lake City, Utah. The flight started in New York City and ended in Pasadena, California, with a stopover in Salt Lake City.

5. The 2002 Winter Olympic Games torch relay passed through Utah on November 22, 2001. The torch was carried through Salt Lake City, Park City, and other cities in Utah before arriving at the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony on February 8, 2002.
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