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5 Fun Facts About September 19 In Utah History

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1. In 1857, the Mountain Meadows Massacre took place near Cedar City, UT, where over 100 members of a wagon train were killed by a group of Mormon settlers and Native Americans.

2. In 1895, the first game of football was played between the University of Utah and the Agricultural College of Utah (now Utah State University) in Logan, UT.

3. In 1935, the first ski lift in the United States was installed at the Alta Ski Resort in Utah.

4. In 1996, the Salt Lake City International Airport opened a new terminal, which included the world's largest stained glass art piece, measuring 362 feet in length and 110 feet in height.

5. In 2002, Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics, which featured 77 countries and 2,399 athletes competing in 78 events. It was the first time the Winter Olympics were held in the United States since 1980.
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