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5 Fun Facts About October 16 In Colorado History

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1. In 1871, the University of Colorado was founded in Boulder. Today, it is a top-ranked university with over 33,000 students.

2. On October 16, 1905, the city of Canon City was struck by a massive flood, destroying many homes and businesses. The disaster led to improved flood control measures in the area.

3. In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson visited Denver and gave a speech at the State Capitol. Thousands of people turned out to see the president, who was touring the west to promote his agenda.

4. On October 16, 1951, the Denver Broncos played their first home game at Bears Stadium. The Broncos lost to the Los Angeles Rams, but the game marked the start of a beloved football tradition in Colorado.

5. In 1976, the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre received a major renovation and expansion, including new seating and sound systems. The venue is now widely regarded as one of the most spectacular outdoor music venues in the world.
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