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5 Fun Facts About September 30 In Nebraska History

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1. Nebraska became a state on September 30, 1867. The Nebraska Territory had been established in 1854, but it wasn't until 13 years later that the state was admitted to the Union as the 37th state.

2. On September 30, 1913, the town of Kimball was founded. The town, located in western Nebraska, is named after Thomas Lord Kimball, a railroad executive who helped bring the Union Pacific Railroad to the area.

3. In 1962, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln held its first homecoming football game on September 30. The Cornhuskers defeated the University of Oregon Ducks 29-12 in front of 36,500 fans.

4. On September 30, 1945, the United States military held a parade in downtown Omaha to celebrate the end of World War II. Thousands of Nebraskans turned out to watch the parade, which featured military vehicles and soldiers marching through the streets.

5. The Nebraska State Fair typically ends on or around September 30 each year. The fair, which first began in 1859, features a variety of agricultural exhibits, livestock competitions, carnival rides, and live entertainment. In recent years, the State Fair has also included food trucks, craft beer and wine tastings, and other events to attract visitors from across the region.
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