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Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, USA

"Albuquerque, al-boo-kèr'kä, a city, capital of Bernalillo co, New Mexico, on the Rio Grande, and on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé Railroad, at the junction of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, about 56 miles S.W. of Santa Fé. It has 10 churches, a territorial university, an academy, graded schools, electric- and gas-light companies, city water-works, and 2 daily and 2 weekly newspapers. Pop in 1880,2315; in 1890 (with old Albuquerque), 5518."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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History and News of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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  • 1706 - Villa de Albuquerque founded
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  • 1893 - September 28 - Albuquerque, NM, was soaked with 2.25 inches of rain, enough to establish a 24 hour record for that city.
    The Weather Channel
  • News  1907 - Origin Of Fire In Dairy Is A Mystery
    Total Damage by Matthews Blaze Not Over $2,000, Buildings Will Be At Once Replaced by Larger and Better Ones.

    The cause of the disastrous fire in... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Albuquerque, a city, capital of Bernalillo co., N.Mex., on the Rio Grande and on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R., at the junction of the... Read MORE...

  • News  1920 - MANUEL LUCERO IS KILLED AT THE SANTA FE SHOPS
    Manuel D. Lucero, a car repair man at the Santa Fe shops, was killed yesterday when a boiler which was being moved by a large wrecking crane, bent... Read MORE...

  • 1922 - April 05 - KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
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  • 1948 - November 29 - KOB TV channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM (NBC) begins broadcasting
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  • News  1957 - August 1 - 1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)
    The Bridgers and Paxton Office Building in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the first commercial building to be heated by solar energy. It is now listed... Read MORE...

  • 1958 - December 28-29 - Albuquerque, NM, received 14.2 inches of snow to establish a 24 hour record.
    The Weather Channel
  • 1972 - Originating in 1972, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each October who come to witness the more than 600 colorful hot air balloons ascend into the air
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