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5 Fun Facts About November 3 In Nebraska History

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1. The University of Nebraska was founded on November 3, 1869. The state legislature passed the Morrill Act, which provided federal land grants to establish colleges that would focus on agriculture and the mechanical arts. The University of Nebraska is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the country.

2. On November 3, 1906, the iconic Union Pacific train station in Omaha, Nebraska opened to the public. The station was designed by architect Daniel Burnham and is considered an excellent example of Beaux-Arts architecture. It became a National Register of Historic Places listed property in 1974.

3. November 3, 2015, saw Nebraska have its first performance from the New York Philharmonic in 50 years at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, NE. The orchestra performed works from Beethoven, Aaron Copland and Georg Friedrich Handel.

4. On November 3, 2018, the University of Nebraska football team completed a comeback win against Ohio State. The game is considered one of the biggest upset wins in Nebraska football history. Nebraska trailed by 12 points in the third quarter before rallying to win 34-31.

5. In November 3, 1986, former governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey was elected to a second term as governor of Nebraska. During his tenure as governor, Kerrey focused on education reform, tax reductions, and economic development. Later on, He also became the president of the New School in New York City.
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