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History of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Bugsy Siegel named his Las Vegas casino "The Flamingo" for the long legs of his showgirl sweetheart, Virginia Hill.

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  • 1905 - May 15 - Las Vegas Nevada founded

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  • 1911 - Las Vegas is incorporated


  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    Masonic Temple
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  • News 1932 - CORONER'S JURY PROBES FATAL DAM EXPLOSION
    LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 23 - (UP) - A dynamite explosion which claimed the lives of two men and injured three others late Saturday night, near the site ...Read MORE...


  • 1931 - The Pair-O-Dice Club was the first casino to open on Highway 91, the future Las Vegas Strip.
    In March 1931 Governor Fred Balzar signed into law the bill legalizing gambling in the state.
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  • 1941 - Las Vegas strip was estabished

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  • 1946 - December 26 - Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens

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  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    The Stardust
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  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    Flamingo
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  • 1955 - Riviera Hotel became first high-rise

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  • News 1956 - $200,000 FIRE SWEEPS VEGAS' BOULDER CLUB
    LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 26 - (AP) - One of Nevada's oldest casinos, the Boulder Club, was gutted by fire last night at a loss estimated by Fire Chief...Read MORE...


  • 1957 - September 19 - 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada

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  • 1959 - The longest running show in Las Vegas is the Follies Bergere at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. It opened in 1959.
    The production numbers in "Showgirls" were written specifically for the Paul Verhoeven film and shot in the Horizon Hotel at Lake Tahoe. The bulk of...Read MORE...


  • 1980 - November 21 - MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die

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  • 1905 - May 15 - Las Vegas Nevada founded

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  • 1911 - Las Vegas is incorporated
  • Las Vegas - Travel Thru History


    102 Las Vegas - Travel Thru History Full Episode (www.youtube.com)
  • 1931 - The Pair-O-Dice Club was the first casino to open on Highway 91, the future Las Vegas Strip.
    In March 1931 Governor Fred Balzar signed into law the bill legalizing gambling in the state.
    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nevada.html
  • News  1932 - CORONER'S JURY PROBES FATAL DAM EXPLOSION
    LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 23 - (UP) - A dynamite explosion which claimed the lives of two men and injured three others late Saturday night, near the site ... Read MORE...

  • 1941 - Las Vegas strip was estabished

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm
  • 1946 - December 26 - Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens

    historyorb.com
  • 1955 - Riviera Hotel became first high-rise

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nvtimeln.htm
  • News  1956 - $200,000 FIRE SWEEPS VEGAS' BOULDER CLUB
    LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 26 - (AP) - One of Nevada's oldest casinos, the Boulder Club, was gutted by fire last night at a loss estimated by Fire Chief... Read MORE...

  • 1957 - September 19 - 1st underground nuclear explosion at Las Vegas Nevada

    historyorb.com
  • 1959 - The longest running show in Las Vegas is the Follies Bergere at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. It opened in 1959.
    The production numbers in "Showgirls" were written specifically for the Paul Verhoeven film and shot in the Horizon Hotel at Lake Tahoe. The bulk of... Read MORE...

  • 1980 - November 21 - MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die

    historyorb.com

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