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5 Fun Facts About October 18 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1931, the Nebraska Wesleyan University football team defeated the Creighton Bluejays 19-0 in their annual football game. The win marked the first time that Nebraska Wesleyan had defeated Creighton since the two schools began playing each other in 1903.

2. In 1977, Nebraska's first state park, Chadron State Park, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The park, which was established in 1921, features a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, and camping.

3. In 1987, the Omaha World-Herald published a story about a Nebraska farmer who had discovered a rare meteorite on his property. The meteorite, which weighed over 100 pounds, was later sold to a museum in New York for $42,000.

4. In 2004, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 775, a bill that provided tax incentives to businesses that invested in renewable energy projects. The bill was aimed at promoting the development of wind farms in the state.

5. In 2013, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln opened the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. The center, which was named after the famous television host who was a UNL alumnus, offers programs in virtual reality, animation, and interactive media.
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