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5 Fun Facts About September 25 In Nebraska History

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1. In 1854, the first meeting of the Nebraska Territorial Legislature was held in Omaha. This marked the beginning of Nebraska's territorial government and laid the groundwork for statehood.

2. In 1959, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln held its first homecoming parade. The event has since become a beloved tradition, featuring floats, marching bands, and the Cornhusker football team.

3. On September 25, 1965, the Nebraska Cornhuskers upset the #2-ranked Michigan Wolverines with a score of 25-13. This game was a turning point for the Cornhuskers, proving they could compete with the nation's top teams.

4. The Nebraska State Fair, one of the largest in the country, has been held annually in Grand Island since 2010. The fair features live music, carnival rides, agricultural displays, and more, attracting over 350,000 visitors each year.

5. In 1992, the "Battle of the Blue Hill" took place between two Nebraska high schools, Superior and Nelson. The game was tied 14-14, and the teams decided to settle the score with a sudden-death overtime period. After 67 minutes of play, Superior emerged victorious with a score of 70-68, making it the highest-scoring high school football game in Nebraska history.
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