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5 Fun Facts About September 13 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1859, the first State Fair was held in Nebraska on September 13th. The location was at the old Fort Atkinson site.

2. A significant event occurred in Lincoln, Nebraska, on September 13, 1887, when the Nebraska State Journal newspaper published its first issue. The newspaper has been in publication ever since, making it one of the oldest businesses in the state.

3. September 13, 1922, was the day when the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team played their first game at Memorial Stadium. This game was against the Oklahoma A&M and Nebraska won with a score of 14-7.

4. In 1964, the first-ever National Outdoor Clay Target Championships were held in Grand Island, Nebraska, on September 13th. This event was organized by the National Skeet Shooting Association.

5. On September 13, 2008, the Nebraska Huskers football team set a record for the most points ever scored in a game. They defeated the San Jose State Spartans 35-12 at home in Lincoln.
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