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5 Fun Facts About November 26 In New Mexico History

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1. In 1846, the U.S. Army under the command of General Stephen W. Kearny occupied Santa Fe without firing a shot, marking the end of the Mexican-American War in New Mexico.
2. On November 26, 1917, the first airplane to cross over the Continental Divide in New Mexico flew over the city of Carlsbad.
3. The Taos Pueblo War (also known as the Taos Revolt) began on November 26, 1847. The rebellion was led by Tiwa-speaking Native American populations against the U.S. Army-appointed governor of New Mexico, Charles Bent, and resulted in his death.
4. The iconic New Mexico restaurant “The Shed” opened its doors on November 26, 1953. The restaurant quickly became a popular spot for locals and tourists alike and has been featured in various publications, including the New York Times.
5. The Trinity nuclear test, the first-ever detonation of a nuclear bomb, took place in New Mexico on July 16, 1945. However, the site where the test took place, Alamogordo Bombing Range, was located on land that had been acquired by the U.S. Army on November 26, 1940. This paved the way for the establishment of the White Sands Missile Range, which remains an important military testing ground to this day.
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