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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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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 destroyed by fire on the 4th inst.

Three persons were killed and eight seriously injured.

The insurance will almost cover the loss.

The Marion Daily Star
Marion, Ohio
September 6, 1878
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News  1880 - Killed by a Sidewalk.
OMAHA, August 17, - Yesterday afternoon during a heavy rainstorm, Willie Copley, aged 9, while running home, was caught by a plank sidewalk which had been piled against the fence to allow the grading of the street, and which was blown over on him. He was drowned underneath it, in two feet of water. ...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 Pacific, within the city limits.

WILLIAM BOYLE, a local Democratic politician, was killed instantly.
J. SCHWARICK, deputy county treasurer, was injured internally.
J. A. HARVEY, badly crushed, probably...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 Losers - Origin of the Fire Unknown, But Supposed to Have Been Caused by the Falling of an Arc Electric Light - First Discovered on the State.

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 3 - The Farnam Street theatre, on...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 evening under the new Sixteenth street viaduct, met with a painful accident which may prove serious for the former.

Under the weight of the youngsters the pile of lumber was overturned and in the fall...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 175,000 people, Omaha is the outgrowth of the Nebraska & Council Bluffs Ferry Company. This company was organized under the incorporation laws of Iowa, in 1853, to carry on the lucrative ferriage traffic...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 three-story building at Thirtieth and Grace Streets, Omaha, late Wednesday. The building was occupied by the Omaha Casket Company, and the killed and injured were with one exception employes of the...Read MORE...


1906
Omaha, a city, the capital of Douglas co., Neb., is pleasantly situated on the W. bank of the Missouri River (opposite Council Bluffs, Iowa), 18 miles above its junction with the Platte and 492 miles W. by S. of Chicago, on the Union Pacific, the Missouri Pacific and other railroads. Lat. 41° 16'...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 of the new million-dollar courthouse at Eighteenth and Farnum streets at 1 o'clock this morning created considerable excitement and brought out the police reserves.

Windows were shattered in...Read MORE...



News  1913 - Tornado
March 23, 1913 - Devastating tornadoes marched across east, northeast and west Iowa. The deadliest tornado struck Omaha, Neb., killing 94 and injuring 350. More than 600 homes were lost.
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March 23, 1913
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News  1915 - Icehouse and Cars Destroyed By Fire
(Special to The Star)

Omaha, Neb., Sept. 27 – The recently completed ice house of the Cudahy Packing company was completely destroyed by fire here Sunday. The cause of the fire is unknown. When discovered the flames were shooting from the windows and had gained such headway that with poor water...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 inches Saturday afternoon. The greater part of the fall occurred between 1:30 and 2:30 o’clock.

The deluge extended to most parts of the city, except to the north in Florence and Benson, where there...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 plunged from its tracks here last night carrying four persons to their deaths and injuring 20 others.

RUTH FARRELL, 14, daughter of an Omaha contractor; C. H. STOUT, 50, salesman, and TONY...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 residential areas of west central Omaha, and lifting over the northern section of the city. The twister, which cut a swath ten miles long and as much as a quarter of a mile wide, was the mostly costly in...Read MORE...



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


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


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