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5 Fun Facts About October 28 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1902, the University of Nebraska's football team played against the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where they lost to a score of 6-16. This game marked the first time the two teams had played against each other.

2. In 1922, the St. Louis Cardinals played against the Omaha Buffaloes in an exhibition baseball game. The Buffaloes, a minor league team at the time, managed to win against the major league team by a score of 2-1.

3. In 1949, Nebraska's first color television station, KOLN, began broadcasting. The station, which is still in operation to this day, was instrumental in advancing television technology in the state.

4. In 1994, the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team defeated the Colorado Buffaloes in a much-anticipated game. Nebraska's quarterback, Tommie Frazier, scored two touchdowns and threw for another one to secure a 24-7 victory.

5. In 2005, the state of Nebraska passed a law banning smoking in most public places, including restaurants and bars. This was a major step forward for public health in the state, as research has shown that secondhand smoke can cause a range of health problems.
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