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5 Fun Facts About September 8 In Nevada History

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1. On September 8, 1850, Nevada territory was established by the U.S. Congress, which later became the 36th state of the United States on October 31, 1864.

2. In 1934, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard were married at the Pines Hotel in Incline Village, Nevada. The hotel was destroyed in a fire 31 years later.

3. On September 8, 1951, the Nevada State Fair officially opened in Reno. It ran until 2010 when the event was put on hold due to financial difficulties.

4. In 1974, Evel Knievel unsuccessfully attempted to jump over a tank full of live sharks at the Las Vegas Convention Center on September 8. He crashed and suffered multiple injuries.

5. On September 8, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. He later died from his injuries on September 13. The murder remains unsolved.
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