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5 Fun Facts About September 20 In Nebraska History

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1) On September 20, 1854, the first territorial governor of Nebraska, Francis Burt, died just 10 days after taking office. He was the only territorial governor to die in office.
2) In 1907, Nebraska passed a law legalizing boxing and sparring matches. This law went into effect on September 20 of that year.
3) On September 20, 1922, a large fire destroyed much of the business district in the town of Wood River, Nebraska. The fire started in a garage and spread quickly, burning down several buildings and causing extensive damage.
4) Nebraska's current state flag was officially adopted on September 20, 1963. The design features the state seal surrounded by a navy blue background.
5) On September 20, 2002, the Strategic Air Command Museum opened in Ashland, Nebraska. The museum features exhibits and displays related to the United States Air Force and the Strategic Air Command.
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