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5 Fun Facts About October 23 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1867, the first election under Nebraska's state constitution was held on October 23. John Milton Thayer was elected Nebraska's first governor.
2. On October 23, 1888, the first train arrived in Omaha carrying mail from the newly completed transcontinental railroad. This event had a significant impact on the development and growth of Omaha as a major transportation hub.
3. In 1912, the Nebraska State Capitol building was dedicated on October 23. It is one of the tallest state capitols and features a unique design that includes a 14th-floor observation deck.
4. On October 23, 1927, Charles Lindbergh made a stop in Omaha during his transcontinental tour of the United States. A crowd of over 100,000 people gathered to see the famous aviator and his airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis.
5. In 2002, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln installed the world's largest computer cluster on October 23. Known as the "Cluster 1225," the supercomputer was able to perform nearly 10 trillion calculations per second and was used for a variety of research projects.
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