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Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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Where is Omaha, Nebraska, USA? 

Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, USA

...Through 26 separate treaties with the United States federal government, Native American tribes in Nebraska gradually ceded the lands currently comprising the state. The treaty and cession involving the Omaha area occurred in 1854 when the Omaha Tribe ceded most of east-central Nebraska...wikipedia


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Omaha, Nebraska, USA - Union Station. Omaha, Neb.
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Union Station. Omaha, Neb.
Omaha, Nebraska, USA - St. Johns Church. Creighton University. Omaha, Neb.
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

St. Johns Church. Creighton University. Omaha, Neb.
Omaha, Nebraska, USA - Country Club House
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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1854 - Omaha, Nebraska founded

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1868 - Lincoln replaced Omaha as the state capitol

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News  1878 - HOTEL FIRE.
The Grand Central Hotel in Omaha, the finest hotel between Chicago and San Francisco, was totally...Read MORE...

News  1880 - Killed by a Sidewalk.
OMAHA, August 17, - Yesterday afternoon during a heavy rainstorm, Willie Copley, aged 9, while...Read MORE...

News  1883 - May 17 - Buffalo Bill Cody's 1st wild west show premieres in Omaha

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News  1890 - COLLISION OF TRAINS. ONE MAN INSTANTLY KILLED AND OTHERS SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Omaha, Jan. 22. - There was a collision of trains on the Belt Line division of the Missouri...Read MORE...

News  1893 - FIRE AT OMAHA. Farnam Street Theater Completely Destroyed. TOTAL LOSS ESTIMATED AT $250,000.
Five Firemen Injured, Two Fatally - Detailed Statement of the Losses and a List of the Names of the ...Read MORE...

1898 - The Mississippi International Exposition opened in Omaha

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News  1900 - CRUSHED UNDER LUMBER PILE.
Little 9 year old Johnny Arndt and his brother, while playing upon a pile of lumber Thursday...Read MORE...

1901 - Omaha - The Transcontinental Gateway by Victor Rosewater
Now a city of 100,000 population, with prosperous suburbs that make it the business centre for...Read MORE...

News  1905 - TORNADO AT OMAHA. THREE PERSONS ARE KILLED AND SIX ARE INJURED.
Omaha, Neb. - Three persons were killed and six injured, none fatally, by the collapse of a...Read MORE...

1906
Omaha, a city, the capital of Douglas co., Neb., is pleasantly situated on the W. bank of the...Read MORE...

News  1911 - EXPLOSION WRECKS COURTHOUSE. New Million-Dollar Structure in Omaha Shattered by Blast of Unknown Origin Early This Morning.
[By Morning Journal Special Leased Wire]

Omaha, Neb., March 23. - Two explosions in the basement ...Read MORE...

News  1913 - Tornado
March 23, 1913 - Devastating tornadoes marched across east, northeast and west Iowa. The deadliest...Read MORE...

News  1915 - Icehouse and Cars Destroyed By Fire
(Special to The Star)

Omaha, Neb., Sept. 27 – The recently completed ice house of the Cudahy...Read MORE...

1917 - Father Edward Flanagan founded Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska in 1917.

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News  1925 - BASEMENTS FLOODED BY NEAR 2-INCH RAIN. Downtown Section Gets Heavy Drenching—North Part of City “Dry.”. DINERS FLEE CAFETERIA.
The gague of the government weather bureau at the postoffice building recorded rainfall if 1.8...Read MORE...

1926 - February 16 - WOW-AM in Omaha NE begins radio transmissions

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News  1930 - COASTER TRAIN LEAVES TRACK, 4 ARE KILLED. TWENTY OTHERS WERE INJURED IN ACCIDENT WHICH OCCURRED AT OMAHA PARK LAST NIGHT. CARS CRUMPLE IN FRAMEWORK - ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS THE FOUR CARS APPROACHED THE TOP OF A STEEP INCLINE.
Omaha, Neb., July 25 - (UP) - Authorities today examined the testle of a Roller Coaster train which ...Read MORE...

1934 -March 2 - Union Pacific tests light-weight high-speed passenger train, Omaha

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1948 - U.S. Strategic Air Command opened near Omaha

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1949 - September 1 - KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
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1950 - Omaha became the home of the College World Series.

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News  1975 - May 6 - A massive tornado hit Omaha, NE, killing three persons, injuring 133 others, and causing 150 million dollars damage.
The tornado struck during the late afternoon moving northeastward through the industrial and...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Fiddes
flag  Ralph Douglas FIDDES (30 October 1891, Omaha, Nebraska, USA - 19 October 1918, Key West, Florida, USA)

Ford
 U.S. President flag  Gerald Rudolph FORD (14 July 1913, Omaha, Nebraska, USA - 26 December 2006, , California, USA) gravestone

Heimbach
flag  Robert J. HEIMBACH (8 August 1881, Omaha, Nebraska, USA - 26 April 1906, Tucson, Arizona, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Gibson
US Civil War Soldiers flag  Stephen Simpson GIBSON (26 March 1843, , Illinois, USA - 24 January 1916, Omaha, Nebraska, USA) gravestone
flag  William GIBSON (abt. 1804, , Pennsylvania, USA - 14 July 1851, Omaha, Nebraska, USA)
 

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