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5 Fun Facts About October 20 In Nevada History

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1. Nevada became a state on October 31, 1864, but on October 20, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the proclamation making Nevada the 36th state of the Union.
2. On October 20, 1890, the University of Nevada, Reno was established as a land-grant university under the Morrill Act.
3. In 1964, on October 20th, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area was established, encompassing over 1.5 million acres in Nevada and Arizona.
4. On October 20, 1944, the Nevada State Journal published the first-ever photograph of the legendary Lake Tahoe Tessie, a sea creature said to inhabit the lake.
5. The first Las Vegas International Film Festival was held on October 20, 2007, showcasing independent films from around the world.
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