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1878: The Lincoln City Council was divided over saloon licensing.

1888: A new Burlington route from St. Louis to Denver that reached into Nebraska's Republican Valley enabled Nebraskans to enjoy better rail connections.

1898: The condition of O Street was so bad that merchants were ashamed of it. The cedar block pavement was decayed and full of holes. Improvements were impossible because the city was having financial difficulties.

1908: The old Western Normal College, three miles south of Lincoln, burned one month after opening as a military school. Two other boom colleges in the Lincoln area, Lincoln Normal and Worthington Military Academy, had suffered similar fates. other than construction and maintenance of roads and highways.

1948: A new bus service was inaugurated between downtown Lincoln and Huskerville, a lowcost housing area in the former hospital and other buildings at the World War II Army Air Force base northwest of the city.

1958: The trial of Caril Fugate, accused as the accomplice of convicted mass killer Charles Starkweather, was about to begin. A jury would find her guilty and she would receive a life sentence, serve over 17 years in the women's reformatory at York and then be paroled.

1968: Generous to heavy rains fell over much of Nebraska, bringing the year's total rainfall in many areas to near normal after the drought of the previous winter and spring.

1918: Sen. George Norris was refused permission to give a war bond talk at the Wymore roundhouse. Speculation was that the Republican state administration had ordered Norris barred since he was running for re-election.

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1928: Black students were denied admission to a University of Nebraska dance, eliciting protests from the student newspaper.

1938:The Nebraska Good Roads Association resolved to seek stronger laws to prevent use of highway funds for any purpose

1978: Nebraska Wesleyan University's $2,385,000 Olin Hall of Science was dedicated.

1988: Democrat John Racek was promoting his bid for the 3rd District congressional seat, and Republican incumbent Virginia Smith was seeking her eighth term representing the district.

1998: Several downtown establishments were ticketed for overcrowding, including Yia Yia's, 1423 O St.; Sandy's, 1401 O St.; and The Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St.

 

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