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5 Fun Facts About November 8 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1871, the Lincoln Street Railway Company was granted a franchise by the city council to begin operations. The company was considered the first streetcar system in Nebraska and ran on a track that was 6 miles long.

2. The longest serving governor in Nebraska's history, Charles W. Bryan, was born on November 8, 1867. He served as the state's governor from 1923 to 1925 and again from 1931 to 1935.

3. On November 8, 1930, the University of Nebraska Cornhusker football team played their first game at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers defeated Kansas State 20-0 in front of a crowd of 31,000 fans.

4. In 1966, the Nebraska State Historical Society unveiled a new historical marker commemorating the Pony Express route in Nebraska. The marker was placed at Plum Creek Station near Lexington, which was a stop on the mail delivery route from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California.

5. Creighton University in Omaha was founded on November 8, 1878 by the Jesuits. The university is now known for its strong academics and renowned basketball program.
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