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5 Fun Facts About October 30 In Nevada History

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1. In 1936, Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam) was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This iconic structure stands at 726 feet tall and provides electricity for three states (Nevada, Arizona, and California).

2. In 1941, the U.S. Army Air Corps began a top-secret project that would ultimately create the U-2 spy plane. The research and testing were conducted in Nevada, and the first U-2 flight took place on October 30, 1955.

3. In 1966, the National Atomic Testing Museum was established in Las Vegas. This museum displays artifacts and information about nuclear weapons and atomic testing, which was a significant part of Nevada's economy during the Cold War.

4. On October 30, 1988, boxer Mike Tyson knocked out Frank Bruno in the fifth round of their fight in Las Vegas. Tyson was a dominant force in boxing during this time, and this victory was one of his many career highlights.

5. In 2002, the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino opened on the Las Vegas Strip. This stunning property features over 3,000 rooms, a variety of restaurants and shops, and a casino with over 90 table games and 1,400 slot machines. Today, it remains one of the most popular resorts in Las Vegas.
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