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1690

In the 1690s, Spain established trade connections with the Apaches, whose territory included western Nebraska add something


1703

By 1703, France had developed a regular trade with the native peoples along the Missouri River in Nebraska, and by 1719 had signed treaties with several of these peoples add something


1720

After war broke out between the two countries, Spain dispatched an armed expedition to Nebraska under Lieutenant General Pedro de Villasur in 1720 add something


1762

Seven Years' War - In 1762, during the Seven Years' War, France ceded the Louisiana territory to Spain add something


1773

This left Britain and Spain competing for dominance along the Mississippi; by 1773, the British were trading with the native peoples of Nebraska add something


1794

In response, Spain dispatched two trading expeditions up the Missouri in 1794 and 1795; the second, under James Mackay, established the first European settlement in Nebraska near the mouth of the Platte add something


1819

In 1819, the United States established Fort Atkinson as the first U.S. Army post west of the Missouri River, just east of present-day Fort Calhoun add something


1827

The army abandoned the fort in 1827 as migration moved further west add something


1848

European-American settlement was scarce until 1848 and the California Gold Rush add something


1853

David Rice Atchison - At Atchison's request, Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois introduced the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which embodied this idea, in November 1853


1854

Franklin Pierce - The Kansas-Nebraska Act, passed in 1854, divided the Whigs.

 

Franklin Pierce - The greatest challenge to the country's equilibrium during the Pierce administration, though, was the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854.

 

David Rice Atchison - The Act became law in May 1854, establishing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska


1855

Gouverneur K. Warren - He served as the engineer on William S. Harney's Battle of Ash Hollow in the Nebraska Territory in 1855, where he saw his first combat

 

John Bordenave Villepigue - His initial service was out on the frontiers of Kansas and Nebraska and he was involved in the Sioux expedition of 1855, the march to Fort Lookout, Dakota in 1856, and the Utah campaign of 1857-58


1856

John Taffe - He passed the bar and moved to the Nebraska Territory in 1856, becoming a member of the Nebraska Territorial house of representatives from 1858 to 1859 and as the president of the Nebraska Territorial council in 1860 and 1861


1858

Richard H. Anderson - Utah War - He participated in the Utah War of 1858 and 1859, and was on duty at Fort Kearny, Nebraska, from 1859 to 1861


1860

In the 1860s, after the U.S. government forced many of the Native American tribes to cede their lands and settle on reservations, it opened large tracts of land to agricultural development by Europeans and Americans add something


1861

Frank Rinehart - "'Frank Albert Rinehart"' was an American artist famous for his photography capturing Native American personalities and scenes, especially portrait settings of leaders and members of the delegations who attended the 1898 Indian Congress in Omaha, Nebraska


1862

The Union Pacific Railroad, headquartered in Omaha, was incorporated on July 1, 1862, in the wake of the Pacific Railway Act of 1862 add something


1864

Preston B. Plumb - He was on duty on the eastern border of Kansas until October 1864, helping fight pro-Confederacy Missouri partisans and raiders under William Quantrill, as well as serving in Nebraska against Indians


1867

Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867 add something

 

When Nebraska became a state in 1867, its legislature consisted of two houses: a House of Representatives and a Senate add something

 

Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1, 1867, and the capital was moved from Omaha to the center at Lancaster, later renamed Lincoln after the recently assassinated President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln add something


1870

During the 1870s to the 1880s, Nebraska experienced a large growth in population add something


1872

Edward Ord - In January 1872, Ord was a member of the buffalo hunting excursion with the Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia on the plains of southwest Nebraska with American celebrities of the day

 

Emmet Crawford - On January 2, 1872, the 3rd Cavalry was transferred north to fight the Sioux in Nebraska and Wyoming Territory


1873

Robert Henri - In 1873, the family moved west to Nebraska, where they founded the town of Cozad.

 

The battle of Massacre Canyon on August 5, 1873, was the last major battle between the Pawnee and the Sioux add something


1874

Charles Van Wyck - He moved to Nebraska in 1874, where he settled on a farm in Otoe County, and engaged in agricultural pursuits

 

William Neville - He moved to Nebraska in May 1874 and moved to North Platte, Nebraska, Nebraska in April 1877, continuing practicing law there

 

Emmet Crawford - In November 1874, Crwaford and his company were transferred to Sidney Barracks and served in many capacities in Nebraska


1875

Nebraska's government operates under the framework of the Nebraska Constitution, adopted in 1875, and is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial add something

 

George Crook - Crook commanded the Department of the Platte from 1875 to 1882, with headquarters at Fort Omaha, Nebraska in North Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska


1876

Gilbert L. Laws - He resigned his posts in 1876 and moved to Orleans, Nebraska


1877

Charles Howard (photographer) - In the spring of 1877, Captain William S. Stanton, Chief Engineer for the Department of the Platte, began preparations for his continued work mapping the major roads in Nebraska and Wyoming

 

Charles Howard (photographer) - The majority of his Native American views are from the Red Cloud and Spotted Tail Agencies, located in northwestern Nebraska, taken in October 1877 while he was part of the Stanton Expedition


1878

Emmet Crawford - He returned to the 3rd Cavalry in Nebraska before the end of 1878


1880

By the 1880s, Nebraska's population had soared to more than 450,000 people add something

 

B. H. Roberts - The LDS Church sent him on a mission to Iowa and Nebraska, "but because the cold weather was hard on his health, he was transferred to Tennessee in December of 1880


1881

Charles Van Wyck - That year, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate from Nebraska and served from March 4, 1881, to March 4, 1887


1882

Charles Edward Magoon - In 1882, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Lincoln, Nebraska , Nebraska


1883

William Jennings Bryan - He practiced law in Jacksonville, Illinois from 1883 to 1887, moved to the boom city of Lincoln, Nebraska , Nebraska

 

Gilbert L. Laws - In 1883 he was appointed register of the United States land office in McCook, Nebraska until November 1, 1886 when he was elected Secretary of State of Nebraska

 

Willa Cather - The Cathers moved to Nebraska in 1883, joining Charles' parents, when Willa was nine years old


1884

John Taffe - He resumed his practice of law, becoming receiver of the public land office in North Platte, Nebraska, where he died March 14, 1884


1885

Frank Rinehart - Frank Rinehart and Anna, the receptionist of Jackson's studio, married and in 1885 moved to Nebraska

 

Cy Young - In 1885, Young moved with his father to Nebraska, and in the summer of 1887, they returned to Gilmore


1886

George Crook - Crook served in Omaha, Nebraska again as the Commander of the Department of the Platte from 1886 to 1888

 

Emmet Crawford - The town of Crawford, Nebraska, incorporated in 1886, was named after Emmet Crawford


1887

Charles G. Dawes - Dawes was admitted to the bar in Nebraska, and he practiced in Lincoln, Nebraska , Nebraska from 1887 to 1894


1890

Willa Cather - As a student at the University of Nebraska in the early 1890s, Cather sometimes used the masculine nickname "William" and wore masculine clothing

 

William Jennings Bryan - In the Democratic landslide of 1890, Bryan was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, from Nebraska's First Congressional District


1892

Charles Van Wyck - In 1892, he was an unsuccessful Populist candidate for Governor of Nebraska


1895

Gilbert L. Laws - He returned to Nebraska in 1895 to Lincoln, Nebraska


1896

Albert A. Murphree - While president of Florida, Murphree became a friend of William Jennings Bryan, the former U.S. Representative from Nebraska and the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1896, 1900 and 1908


1899

The state's lowest-recorded temperature was in Camp Clarke on February 12, 1899 add something


1907

Gilbert L. Laws - He died in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 25, 1907 and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery


1912

In 1912, African Americans founded the Omaha chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to work for improved conditions in the city and state add something


1913

Gerald Ford - Ford was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., on July 14, 1913, at 3202 Woolworth Avenue in Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska, where his parents lived with his paternal grandparents.

 

Jarvis Offutt - He attended Omaha, Nebraska Central High School and graduated from the Lawrenceville Preparatory School in 1913

 

William Jennings Bryan - Partly to avoid Nebraska ethnics such as the German-Americans who were "wet" and opposed to prohibition, Bryan moved to Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida in 1913


1917

Mignon G. Eberhart - From 1917 to 1920 she attended Nebraska Wesleyan University but did not complete the coursework for a degree


1922

The Legislature meets in the third Nebraska State Capitol building, built between 1922 and 1932 add something


1924

The Vise-Grip was invented by William Petersen in 1924, and was manufactured in De Witt until the plant was closed and moved to China in late 2008 add something

 

William Jennings Bryan - For the nomination in 1924, he opposed the wet Al Smith; Bryan's brother, Nebraska Governor Charles W. Bryan, was put on the ticket with John W. Davis as candidate for vice president to keep the Bryanites in line


1926

George Wells Beadle - In 1926 he took his B.Sc. degree at the University of Nebraska and subsequently worked for a year with Professor F.D. Keim, who was studying hybrid wheat


1927

Kool-Aid was created in 1927 by Edwin Perkins in the city of Hastings, which celebrates the event the second weekend of every August with ://www add something


1930

A. J. Muste - Muste resigned his position on the LIPA Executive Committee in December 1930 in protest over Dewey's appeal to U.S. Senator George W. Norris of Nebraska to quit the Republican Party to head the third party movement


1934

In 1934, due in part to the budgetary pressure of the Great Depression, Nebraska citizens ran a state initiative to vote on a constitutional amendment creating a unicameral legislature, which was approved, which, in effect, abolished the House of Representatives add something


1936

Nebraska's highest-recorded temperature was in Minden on July 24, 1936 add something


1937

Alfonza W. Davis - Davis graduated valedictorian from Omaha, Nebraska's Technical High School in 1937 and went on to attend Omaha, Nebraska University


1940

Republicans have carried the state in all but one presidential election since 1940: the 1964 landslide election of Lyndon B. Johnson add something

 

Ernest R. Kouma - Born in Nebraska, Kouma grew up on a family farm before enlisting in the US Army in 1940


1941

Irish McCalla - Nellie attended Washington Irving Junior High School before the family moved to Marshalltown, Iowa in November 1941, and Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska in September 1942, before returning to Pawnee City, where she completed high school


1943

Bob Kerrey - "'Joseph Robert "Bob" Kerrey"' was the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001


1948

Dale M. Hansen - Private Hansen was initially buried in the 1st Marine Division Cemetery on Okinawa, but his remains were returned to the United States in 1948 for burial in Wisner Cemetery in Wisner, Nebraska


1950

It was held at Rosenblatt Stadium from 1950 through 2010, and at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha since 2011 add something

 

The College World Series has been held in Omaha since 1950 add something

 

Johnny Carson - He began his broadcasting career in 1950 at WOW radio and television in Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska


1952

Clayton Keith Yeutter - After graduating from the University of Nebraska in 1952 Yeutter married Jeanne Vierk with whom he had four children

 

Clayton Keith Yeutter - In 1952 Yeutter graduated with a B.S. "With High Distinction", the highest scholastic honor given by the University of Nebraska

 

Floyd Zaiger - Zaiger, a Nebraska native, received a degree in plant pathology and agricultural education in 1952 from the University of California, Davis


1956

Edward Ruscha - Though born in Nebraska, Ruscha lived some 15 years in Oklahoma City before moving to Los Angeles in 1956 where he studied at the Chouinard Art Institute (now known as the California Institute of the Arts) under Robert Irwin and Emerson Woelffer from 1956 through 1960.


1957

Clayton Keith Yeutter - From the completion of his enlistment in 1957 until 1975 Yeutter worked as the operator of a 2,500-care farming enterprise in central Nebraska


1960

Since the 1960s, Native American activism in the state has increased, both through open protest, activities to build alliances with state and local governments, and in the slower, more extensive work of building tribal institutions and infrastructure add something

 

Clayton Keith Yeutter - During an overlapping six-year period beginning in January, 1960, Yeutter worked as a faculty member within the Department of Agricultural Economics at his alma mater, the University of Nebraska


1963

William Jennings Bryan - The William Jennings Bryan House in Nebraska was named a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1963


1965

Kent Haruf - He graduated with a BA from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1965, where he would later teach, and earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1973


1966

Ronnie Landfield - The Border Painting series was completed in July 1966, and soon after architect Philip Johnson acquired Tan Painting for the permanent collection of The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska , Nebraska.


1967

Dale M. Hansen - In 1967, a three-tiered display was commissioned by the Marine Corps and given to the city of Wisner, Nebraska, Hansen's hometown

 

Clayton Keith Yeutter - Yeutter began his professional political career as the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Nebraska in January 1967


1968

Bruce K. Holloway - He became commander-in-chief of the Strategic Air Command at Offutt AFB, Nebraska, on August 1, 1968, and remained in that position until his retirement from the Air Force in 1972

 

Clayton Keith Yeutter - In September 1968 Yeutter left public service to become the Director of the University of Nebraska Mission in Colombia


1970

Burton W. Folsom, Jr. - Folsom received his BA from Indiana University in 1970, his M.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1973, and his doctorate in history from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976

 

Ron Hansen (novelist) - Hansen was born in Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska, attended a Jesuit high school, Creighton Preparatory School and earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1970


1971

William Jennings Bryan - Bryan was named to the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1971


1974

William Jennings Bryan - A bust of him was dedicated as part of the Hall of Fame in 1974 which currently resides, like other members of the hall of fame, in the Nebraska State Capitol

 

Val Skinner - She was the 1974 Nebraska Junior Girls champion and the 1976 Nebraska High School State champion and won both these titles in 1978


1975

Wright Morris - In 1975, he won the Mari Sandoz Award recognizing "significant, enduring contribution to the Nebraska book world"


1976

Katrina Leskanich - After she was born, they moved from Kansas to New Mexico, and California, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Stuttgart Germany and the Netherlands before arriving in Norfolk, England, in 1976


1977

Clayton Keith Yeutter - In April 1977 Yeutter became a senior partner at the law firm Nelson, Harding, Yeutter & Leonard, which was primarily located in Lincoln, Nebraska , Nebraska


1980

Val Skinner - She was the 1980 Nebraska Match Play champion


1981

Michael Owen Jackels - Upon completion of his Master's degree, Jackels was ordained a priest for the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska , Nebraska by Bishop Glennon Patrick Flavin in 1981


1982

Michael Owen Jackels - From 1982 to 1985, Jackels was assigned to be the associate pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on the campus of the University of Nebraska, and in addition to his teaching duties at Pius X High School, he served as the assistant vocations director for the diocese during this period

 

Bob Kerrey - In 1982, Kerrey ran for Governor of Nebraska and defeated incumbent Republican Charles Thone


1983

Bob Kerrey - While he was Governor of Nebraska, Kerrey dated actress Debra Winger while the latter was in Lincoln, Nebraska filming "Terms of Endearment" , which won the 1983 Oscar for Best Picture


1985

C. Robert Kehler - From the plains of Nebraska, Captain Kehler, soon to be promoted to major, moved his family to Washington, DC, in January 1985


1988

Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something

 

Mike Johanns - In 1988 he was elected to the Lincoln, Nebraska City Council where he served from 1989 to 1991


1989

Ron Hansen (novelist) - His short story collection, "Nebraska", was published in 1989


1990

Dave Heineman - Heineman served on the Fremont, Nebraska City Council from 1990 to 1994.


1991

Under a 1991 law, two of Nebraska's five votes are awarded to the winner of the statewide popular vote, while the other three go to the highest vote-getter in each of the state's three congressional districts add something

 

Lee Terry - He was a member of the Omaha, Nebraska City Council from 1991 to 1998, and served for two years as president and another two years as vice president of the body.


1992

Since 1992, only depreciable personal property is subject to tax and all other personal property is exempt from tax add something


1994

Dave Heineman - He served two terms as the Nebraska State Treasurer from 1994 to 2001, and was appointed the 37th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska on October 1, 2001.

 

Jaime King - Much of fall and spring 1994 were spent commuting between Omaha, Nebraska and New York


1995

Danny Wuerffel - He led the Gators to the Bowl Alliance national championship game following the 1995 season, but ultimately lost 62–24 to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Fiesta Bowl


1997

Jeff Fortenberry - Fortenberry was an at-large member of the Lincoln, Nebraska City Council from 1997 to 2001.


1999

Joseph Hooker - Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999

 

Marg Helgenberger - They have hosted a benefit called "Marg and Alan's Celebrity Weekend" annually in Omaha, Nebraska since 1999


2004

"Encyclopedia of the Great Plains", University of Nebraska Press, 2004, add something


2005

C. Robert Kehler - In May 2005, he returned to Nebraska to assumed the duties of Deputy Commander for the United States Strategic Command


2006

Dave Heineman - In retrospect, the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal Star's analysis of the 2006 gubernatorial race attributed Heineman's win to his opposition to Class I rural school reorganization and the granting of resident college tuition rates to the children of illegal immigrants, helping him win over rural voters.

 

Warren Buffett - Their daughter, Susie, lives in Omaha, Nebraska and does charitable work through the Susan A. Buffett Foundation and is a national board member of Girls, Inc. In 2006, on his seventy-sixth birthday, Warren married his longtime companion, Astrid Menks, who was 60 years old


2007

Craig Ferguson - During 2007, Ferguson, who at the time held only British citizenship, used "The Late Late Show" as a forum for seeking honorary citizenship from every state in the U.S. He has received honorary citizenship from Nebraska, Arkansas, Virginia, Montana, North Dakota, New Jersey, Tennessee, South Carolina, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Texas, Wyoming, Pennsylvania and Indiana, and was "commissioned" as an admiral in the tongue-in-cheek Nebraska Navy

 

Tom Coburn - In July 2007, Coburn criticized pork-barrel spending that Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson had inserted into the 2007 defense spending bill


2008

In 2008, the state split its electoral votes for the first time: Republican John McCain won the popular vote in Nebraska as a whole and two of its three congressional districts; the second district, which includes the city of Omaha, went for Democrat Barack Obama add something

 

Voters have tilted to the right in recent years, a trend evidenced when Hagel retired from the Senate in 2008 and was succeeded by conservative Republican Mike Johanns to the U.S. Senate, as well as with the 2006 re-election of Ben Nelson, who was considered the most conservative Democrat in the Senate until his retirement in 2013 add something

 

Bob Kerrey - On September 9, 2008, a pedestrian bridge connecting Omaha, Nebraska, Nebraska with Council Bluffs, Iowa was named in his honor by the Omaha, Nebraska City Council


2009

Warren Buffett - He watched the 2009 game against Oklahoma from the Nebraska sideline after being named an honorary assistant coach

 

Omaha is home to Berkshire Hathaway, whose chief executive officer , Warren Buffett, was ranked in March 2009 by "Forbes" magazine as the second-richest person in the world add something


2010

As of the 2010 Census, there were 530 cities and villages in the state of Nebraska add something

 

The 2010 census showed that Omaha has a population of 408,958 add something


2011

Bob Kerrey - On December 27, 2011, Political Wire reported that Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson would not seek re-election, and asserted that Kerrey was in talks with senior Democrats about the possibility of replacing him


2012

Nebraska's U.S. senators are Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, both Republicans; Fischer, elected in 2012, is the senior add something

 

"'Micropolitan areas - 2012 estimate data"' add something


2013

Nelson retired in 2013 and was replaced by conservative Republican Fischer add something

 

Mike Johanns - He is expected to become Nebraska's senior senator upon the conclusion of retiring Senator Ben Nelson's term in January of 2013


2014

Clayton Keith Yeutter - Yeutter received a statue at University of Nebraska - Lincoln in September 2014 for his accomplishment of being Secretary of Agriculture after graduating from the school


2015

Johanns retired in 2015 and was succeeded by another conservative, Sasse add something

 

Dave Heineman - In January 2015, Heinemann relinquished the governorship of Nebraska due to term limits


2016

The table below shows the racial composition of Nebraska's population as of 2016 add something


2017

All population figures are 2017 Census Bureau estimates unless flagged by a reference number add something