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

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  • 1854 - Omaha, Nebraska founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1868 - Lincoln replaced Omaha as the state capitol

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm

  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • 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 ...Read MORE...


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

    historyorb.com
    May 17, 1883

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Union Station. Omaha, Neb.
    Postcard
  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Omaha
    Omaha, o'ma-hah, the metropolis of Nebraska, and the seat of justice for Douglas co., is pleasantly situated on the W. bank of the Missouri River, 18 ...Read MORE...


  • 1898 - The Mississippi International Exposition opened in Omaha

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm

  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    St. Johns Church. Creighton University. Omaha, Neb.
    Postcard
  • 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 ...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,...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...Read MORE...


  • Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    Country Club House
    Postcard
  • 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...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...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 Packing company was completely destroyed by fire here ...Read MORE...


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

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html

  • 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...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...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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm

  • 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.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html

  • 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...Read MORE...




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Union Station. Omaha, Neb.
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St. Johns Church. Creighton University. Omaha, Neb.
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Country Club House
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  • 1854 - Omaha, Nebraska founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1868 - Lincoln replaced Omaha as the state capitol

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm
  • 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 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 ... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
    May 17, 1883
  • 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... 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Omaha
    Omaha, o'ma-hah, the metropolis of Nebraska, and the seat of justice for Douglas co., is pleasantly situated on the W. bank of the Missouri River, 18 ... Read MORE...

  • 1898 - The Mississippi International Exposition opened in Omaha

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm
  • 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 ... 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 ... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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 Packing company was completely destroyed by fire here ... Read MORE...

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

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html
  • 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... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • 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... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • 1948 - U.S. Strategic Air Command opened near Omaha

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ netimeln.htm
  • 1949 - September 1 - KMTV TV channel 3 in Omaha, NB (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
    historyrorb.com
  • 1950 - Omaha became the home of the College World Series.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ nebraska.html
  • 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... Read MORE...

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