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5 Fun Facts About September 9 In Colorado History

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1. On September 9, 1858, a group of prospectors including Green Russell discovered gold in present-day Denver, which led to the Pikes Peak Gold Rush and the settlement of Colorado.
2. In 1923, the largest hailstone ever recorded in North America fell in Potter, Colorado on September 9. It weighed 1.5 pounds and was 8 inches in diameter.
3. On September 9, 1933, the Colorado River Compact was signed, dividing the water usage rights of the Colorado River between seven western states.
4. The Denver Broncos played their first game as a member of the American Football League on September 9, 1960, defeating the Boston Patriots 13-10.
5. On September 9, 1990, construction began on the Denver International Airport, which would become the largest airport in the United States by land area.
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