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Nebraska - Historical Events
Date Event
1854-05-30

Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed Missouri Compromise opens north slavery

1854-05-30

Territories of Kansas & Nebraska created

1855-09-03

Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under American General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan Massacre by attacking a Sioux village, killing 100 men, women, and children.

1861-03-02

US creates Dakota & Nevada Territories out of the Nebraska & Utah ter

1867-03-01

Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)

1872-04-10

1st Arbor Day celebrated in Nebraska, later changed to Apr 22

1891-04-07

Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day

1894-10-01

Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska

1899-02-12

-47°F (-44°C), Camp Clarke, Nebraska (state record)

1917-12-12

Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Nebraska

1919-01-16

Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of states; Nebraska is 36th

1924-05-03

Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska by Sam Beber.

1928-07-06

Worlds largest record hailstone 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) at the time falls in Potter, Nebraska

1936-07-24

118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)

1950-07-08

33.4 cm rain fall at York, Nebraska (state record)

1950-07-09

13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)

1966-07-03

Race riots in Omaha Nebraska

1972-12-05

38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)

1974-12-31

41st Sugar Bowl: Nebraska 13 beats Florida 10

1975-05-06

3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha, Nebraska

1983-12-03

49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)

1984-01-02

Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship

1989-12-22

-18°F in Denver, -23°F in KC Mo, -42°F in Scottsbluff Nebraska -47°F in Hardin Mont & -60°F in Black Hills South Dakota

1992-04-06

US Supreme Court rules a Nebraska farmer was entrapped by postal agents into buying mail-order child pornography

1996-09-28

Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700

2004-05-22

The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It also kills one local resident.

2007-12-05

Westroads Mall massacre: A gunman opens fire with a semi-automatic rifle at an Omaha, Nebraska mall, killing eight people before taking his own life.

2008-02-08

Nebraska bans electric chair as sole execution method.

2018-08-15

Nebraska executes first inmate since 1997

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Nebraska - Notable Birthdays

Crazy HorseDec 4, 1840

Gerald R FordJul 14, 1913

Malcolm XMay 19, 1925

Warren BuffettAug 30, 1930

Dick CheneyJan 30, 1941

Nebraska - Birthdays
Date Event
1832-04-22

Julius Sterling Morton, Nebraska, (Gov-Neb), started Arbor Day

1840-12-04

Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], Fort Robinson Nebraska, Oglala Sioux chief (Battle of the Little Bighorn)

1892-01-02

Lura Anson, Nebraska, entertainer

1896-10-28

Howard Hanson, Wahoo Nebraska, composer/conductor (Nordic)

1901-05-11

Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)

1901-07-22

Charles Weidman, Nebraska, modern dancer/choreographer (Candide)

1905-05-16

Henry Fonda, Grand Is Nebraska, actor (Mr Roberts, On Golden Pond)

1907-11-09

Burrill Phillips, Omaha Nebraska, composer (Play Ball)

1908-08-27

Frank Leahy, O'Neill Nebraska, football coach (Notre Dame)

1909-02-11

Max Baer, Omaha, Nebraska, American heavyweight boxing champ (1934-35)

1913-07-14

Gerald R Ford, [Leslie King], Omaha Nebraska, 41st US VP (1973-74)/38th US President (R-1974-77), (d. 2006)

1915-05-08

John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)

1916-06-14

Dorothy McGuire, Omaha, Nebraska, American actress (Old Yeller, Summer Magic)

1916-06-23

Irene Worth, [Hattie Abrams], Nebraska, actress (Nicolas & Alexandra)

1921-08-09

J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )

1922-10-23

Coleen Gray, Staplehurst Nebraska, actress (Apache Drums)

1925-05-19

Malcolm X, [Little], [Detroit Red], Omaha Nebraska, human rights activist and founder of the Black Muslims

1927-05-15

Lee Emerson, Nebraska

1927-08-12

Porter Wagoner, Nebraska

1929-02-09

Bill Barrett, (Rep-R-Nebraska)

1929-11-06

June Squibb, Nebraska

1929-12-01

David Doyle, Omaha, Nebraska, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats)

1930-03-27

David Janssen, [Meyer], Naponee Nebraska, actor (Fugitive, Harry O)

1930-08-30

Warren Buffett, Omaha Nebraska, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008)

1930-12-10

Clayton K Yeutter, Nebraska, US trade rep/Republican Natl chairman

1932-11-12

Mary Louise Wilson, Nebraska

1932-12-29

Inga Swenson, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Gretchen-Benson)

1936-06-04

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

1937-07-10

Ernie Chambers, KLKN Channel 8 ABC News of Lincoln, Nebraska at 10 PM

1938-01-07

Paul Revere, Harvard Nebraska, pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders)

1939-10-06

Douglas K Bereuter, (Rep-R-Nebraska, 1979- )

1941-01-30

Dick Cheney, Lincoln, Nebraska, 46th US Vice President

1941-02-08

Nick Nolte, Omaha, Nebraska, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs)

1941-11-17

Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)

1942-04-25

Jon Kyl, Oakland, Nebraska, US Senator (Rep-R-Arizona)

1942-07-12

Richard Stoltzman, Omaha Nebraska, clarinetist (Tashi)

1943-04-16

'Lonesome' Dave Peverett, Nebraska

1943-08-27

Bob Kerrey, (Sen-D Nebraska)

1943-12-20

Mike Fahey, Westside Church of Omaha, Nebraska

1944-09-06

Swoosie Kurtz, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Slap Shot, Garp, Sisters)

1946-09-09

Doug Ingle, Omaha Nebraska, rock vocalist/keyboards (Iron Butterfly)

1952-05-18

George Strait, Nebraska

1954-03-30

Don Wesely, KLKN Channel 8 ABC News of Lincoln, Nebraska at 10 PM

1956-07-18

Bob Nelson, Nebraska

1958-06-15

Wade Boggs, Nebraska, Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)

1958-11-16

Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)

1960-09-10

Miranda Wilson, Nebraska, actress (Sandra-Santa Barbara)

1960-09-26

Bret Erickson, Bennington Nebraska, US trap (Olympics-1996)

1961-04-11

Lucky Vanous, Lincoln Nebraska, model (GQ, Diet Coke)

1962-04-16

Jason Scheff, Nebraska

1962-10-22

Bob Odenkirk, Nebraska

1963-02-20

Jon Lynn Christensen, former Nebraska Congressman

1964-03-31

Erik Turner, Omaha Nebraska, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)

1967-09-05

Michele Ebadi, Omaha Nebraska, Miss Nebraska-America (1991)

1970-06-17

Will Forte, Nebraska

1971-04-18

Kerry Lynn Kemper, Miss Nebraska USA (1996)

1972-09-04

Myra Katherine Hale, Lincoln Nebraska, Miss America-Nebraska (1996)

1975-02-11

Kim Weir, Miss USA-Nebraska (1997)

1976-06-02

Rachel White, Columbus Nebraska, Miss America-Nebraska (1997)

1978-09-29

Mandy Groff, Miss Nebraska Teen USA (1996)

1979-08-29

Natasha Fisher, Miss Nebraska Teen USA (1997)

1983-03-07

Lawson Deming, Nebraska

1988-03-31

Ginny Jimenez, Oblivion, Nebraska

Nebraska - Deaths
Date Event
2000-02-07

'Lonesome' Dave Peverett, Nebraska

2007-10-28

Porter Wagoner, Nebraska

2018-03-08

Former Nebraska Gov. Charles Thone dies at age 94


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