1. In 1870, the University of Denver was founded in Colorado. It was the first independent university in the Rocky Mountain region and is still thriving today.
2. In 1892, the first state fair was held in Pueblo, Colorado. It was originally called the "San Isabel Ranch and Fair Association" and has grown into a beloved annual event.
3. In 1955, the first major league baseball game was played in Colorado. The Denver Bears played against the Milwaukee Brewers in a game that drew over 23,000 fans.
4. In 1993, the "Storm of the Century" hit Colorado, dumping over four feet of snow in some areas and causing widespread damage and power outages.
5. In 2013, Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. The decision has had a major impact on the state's economy and culture, attracting tourists and entrepreneurs alike.
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