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5 Fun Facts About November 26 In Nebraska History

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1. The first gas pipeline was completed in Nebraska on November 26, 1930. The pipeline was constructed by Northern Natural Gas Company and spanned 1000 miles.

2. In 1867, the Nebraska Territory voted to become a state on November 26th. This decision was a major step towards statehood and paved the way for Nebraska to become the 37th state on March 1, 1867.

3. On November 26, 1883, the University of Nebraska played its first ever football game against the Omaha YMCA. This was a historic moment for the university, as football would go on to become one of its most popular sports.

4. The famous American painter Grant Wood was born on November 26, 1891 in Anamosa, Iowa. Although not a Nebraskan by birth, Wood is known for his depictions of the Midwest and is closely associated with the region.

5. The Great Blizzard of 1950 struck Nebraska on November 26th, bringing heavy snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures. The storm paralyzed the state and disrupted transportation, causing widespread power outages and damage.
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