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5 Fun Facts About October 29 In Nebraska History

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1. On October 29, 1886, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln played its first football game against Doane College. The game was played in Lincoln and ended in a 10-0 victory for Nebraska.

2. In 1929, the stock market crashed on October 29, leading to the start of the Great Depression. This event had a significant impact on the economy of Nebraska and the rest of the United States.

3. On October 29, 1955, the first Runza restaurant opened in Lincoln. Runza is a fast-food chain that specializes in a sandwich of the same name, which is made up of a yeast roll filled with seasoned ground beef, onions, and cabbage.

4. In 1970, a massive tornado touched down in Omaha on October 29, causing significant damage and killing three people. The F-3 tornado was one of the deadliest in Nebraska history.

5. On October 29, 1993, the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team beat the Colorado Buffaloes by a score of 21-17. It was Nebraska's 29th consecutive victory, setting a new NCAA Division I-A record for the longest winning streak.
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