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5 Fun Facts About November 5 In Nevada History

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1. Nevada celebrates its Admission Day on November 5th every year. This marks the day when Nevada officially became a state in 1864, adding an important chapter to the history of the American West.

2. On November 5, 1946, the city of Reno was devastated by a fire that destroyed over 100 buildings in the downtown area. The fire started in a shed near the Riverside Hotel and quickly spread, ultimately causing $10 million in damages.

3. In November 1952, Howard Hughes launched his famous "Spruce Goose" aircraft for its one and only flight in the waters off Long Beach, California. The plane, which was built entirely from wood and had a wingspan of 320 feet, was partially designed and built in Las Vegas.

4. On November 5, 1996, Nevadans voted to legalize medical marijuana, becoming one of the first states in the nation to do so. The measure passed with over 60% of the vote and paved the way for further marijuana reform measures in the years to come.

5. In 2018, the largest mass shooting in modern American history took place in Las Vegas on the evening of October 1, but the tragic event was still dominating headlines and conversations in the state a month later on November 5th. The shooting, which left 58 dead and over 800 injured, had a profound impact on the state of Nevada and the country as a whole.
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