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Linked to: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Clark County School District, Republican Party, Washoe County School District

 

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1804

Nevada became a part of Alta California province in 1804 when the Californias were split add something


1821

The area formed part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, and became part of Mexico when it gained independence in 1821 add something

 

With the Mexican War of Independence won in 1821, the province of Alta California became a territory of Mexico, with a small population add something


1827

Jedediah Smith entered the Las Vegas Valley in 1827, and Peter Skene Ogden traveled the Humboldt River in 1828 add something


1847

When the Mormons created the State of Deseret in 1847, they laid claim to all of Nevada within the Great Basin and the Colorado watershed add something


1850

Asian Americans lived in the state since the California Gold Rush of the 1850s brought thousands of Chinese miners to Washoe county add something


1851

They founded the first white settlement in what is now Nevada, Mormon Station , in 1851 add something


1856

Humboldt county was designated as a county in 1856 by Utah Territorial Legislature and again in 1861 by the new Nevada Legislature add something


1859

See History of Utah, History of Las Vegas, and the discovery of the first major U.S. deposit of silver ore in Comstock Lode under Virginia City, Nevada in 1859 add something

 

The discovery of silver at the Comstock Lode in 1859 led to a population boom that became an impetus to the creation of Nevada Territory out of western Utah Territory in 1861 add something


1861

It was one of the nine original counties created in 1861 add something

 

Lake County, one of the original nine counties formed in 1861, was renamed Roop County in 1862 add something

 

The 1861 southern boundary is commemorated by Nevada Historical Markers 57 and 58 in Lincoln and Nye counties add something

 

John W. North - In 1861 President Abraham Lincoln appointed North to be the official surveyor of the new Territory of Nevada, and North moved to Virginia City, Nevada

 

On March 2, 1861, the Nevada Territory separated from the Utah Territory and adopted its current name, shortened from "Sierra Nevada" add something

 

Its first county seat was established at Dayton on November 29, 1861 add something


1862

John Henry Kinkead - Kinkead was appointed Nevada's first Territorial Treasurer, a position he held from 1862 to 1864, and in 1864 served as a member of the Nevada Constitutional Convention


1863

John W. North - He was elected president of the 1863 constitutional convention assigned to draft a proposed state constitution for Nevada

 

John W. North - In early 1863, when Justice Gordon Mott's resignation from the Supreme Court of Nevada Territory was a certainty, Judge Horatio M. Jones recommended North for the vacancy

 

John W. North - On August 20, 1863, President Lincoln (Abraham_Lincoln) granted North a temporary presidential appointment to Nevada's highest court, the predecessor of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada


1864

Eight days before the presidential election of 1864, Nevada became the 36th state in the union add something

 

Part of the county became Lassen County, California in 1864 add something

 

Abraham Lincoln - Nevada, which became the third State in the far-west of the continent, was admitted October 31, 1864.

 

Finally the response from Washington DC on October 31, 1864 was "the pain is over, the child is born, Nevada this day was admitted into the Union" add something

 

Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864, as the second of two states added to the Union during the Civil War add something


1866

In 1866 another part of the western Utah Territory was added to Nevada in the eastern part of the state, setting the current eastern boundary add something


1867

Nevada achieved its current southern boundaries on January 18, 1867, when it absorbed the portion of Pah-Ute County in the Arizona Territory west of the Colorado River, essentially all of present-day Nevada south of the 37th parallel add something


1871

John Henry Kinkead - Kinkead returned to Nevada in 1871, settling in the town of Unionville


1879

John Henry Kinkead - Running on the Republican ticket, Kinkead was elected Governor of Nevada for the term running from January 1, 1879 to January 1, 1883


1883

In 1883, Washoe County annexed the portion that remained in Nevada add something


1899

Denver S. Dickerson - Upon returning from his tour of duty as First Sergeant in 1899, Dickerson moved to White Pine County, Nevada


1900

However, the rich silver strike at Tonopah in 1900, followed by strikes in Goldfield and Rhyolite, again put Nevada's population on an upward trend add something

 

In 1900, Nevada's population was the smallest of all states and was shrinking, as the difficulties of living in a "barren desert" began to outweigh the lure of silver for many early settlers add something

 

Las Vegas grew from a gulch of 100 people in 1900 to 10,000 by 1950 to 100,000 by 1970, and was America's fastest-growing city and metropolitan area from 1960 to 2000 add something


1902

Key Pittman - Pittman moved to Tonopah, Nevada, in 1902 and continued the practice of law


1904

Denver S. Dickerson - On April 23, 1904, Dickerson married Una Reilly of Hamilton, Nevada


1906

Denver S. Dickerson - In 1906, Dickerson decided to run for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada


1908

Denver S. Dickerson - He was the 11th Governor of Nevada from 1908 to 1911


1909

Clark County, home to Las Vegas, has been a stronghold for the Democratic Party since it was founded in 1909, having voted Republican only six times and once for a third party candidate add something

 

Las Vegas, Nevada's most populous city, has been the county seat since the county was created in 1909 from a portion of Lincoln County, Nevada add something

 

Unregulated gambling was commonplace in the early Nevada mining towns but was outlawed in 1909 as part of a nationwide anti-gambling crusade add something


1912

From 1912 to 2012, Nevada has been carried by the presidential victor the most out of any state add something

 

Nevada voted for the winner in every presidential election from 1912 to 2012, except in 1976 when it voted for Gerald Ford over Jimmy Carter add something


1919

As of 1919 there were 17 counties in the state, ranging from add something


1923

Denver S. Dickerson - In December 1923, Dickerson returned to Nevada State Prison


1925

Denver S. Dickerson - He was the warden of Nevada State Prison until his death in 1925


1931

Because of subsequent declines in mining output and the decline of the agricultural sector during the Great Depression, Nevada again legalized gambling on March 19, 1931, with approval from the legislature add something


1934

Bugsy Siegel - Siegel had traveled to Southern Nevada in 1934 with Meyer Lansky's lieutenant Moe Sedway, on Lansky's orders to explore expanding operations


1940

From about the 1940s until 2003, Nevada was the fastest-growing state in the US percentage-wise add something

 

In 1940, with a population of just over 110,000 people, Nevada was by far the least-populated state, with less than half the population of the next least-populated state add something

 

Errett Lobban Cord - Cord owned several of the first radio and television stations in California and later Nevada, where he moved in the 1940s

 

Errett Lobban Cord - During the 1940s he filled in for a Nevada state legislator who died in the middle of his term and again rose to fame as a politician in his later life


1941

Grant Sawyer - Grant Sawyer attended Linfield College for two years and enrolled at the University of Nevada at Reno, where he graduated in 1941

 

Kathryn Grayson - Shelton and Grayson eloped to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they were married on July 11, 1941


1943

Denver S. Dickerson - The younger Denver Dickerson would go on to become the Speaker of the Nevada Assembly in 1943 and was appointed Secretary of Guam in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy


1945

Bugs Bunny - He faces off against Hermann Göring and Hitler in the 1945 short "Herr Meets Hare", which introduced his well-known reference to Albuquerque, New Mexico as he mistakenly winds up in the Black Forest of 'Joimany' instead of Las Vegas, Nevada


1946

Bugsy Siegel - On June 20, 1946, Siegel formed the Nevada Project Corporation of California, naming himself president


1950

Dorothy Dandridge - Alleged by one tabloid to have fornicated in the woods of Lake Tahoe with a white bandleader in 1950, she testified that racial segregation had confined her to her hotel during her nightclub engagement in the Nevada resort city

 

Grant Sawyer - He served as District Attorney for Elko County, Nevada from 1950 to 1958

 

Denver S. Dickerson - She later retired in Reno, Nevada and died on April 9, 1950


1951

The Nevada Test Site, northwest of the city of Las Vegas, was founded on January 11, 1951, for the testing of nuclear weapons add something

 

Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site began with a bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat on January 27, 1951 add something


1952

Nevada Barr - Nevada Barr was born in 1952


1954

Denver S. Dickerson - George M. Dickerson was elected District Attorney of Clark County, Nevada in 1954 and President of the State Bar of Nevada in 1973


1955

Denver S. Dickerson - Harvey Dickerson became the Attorney General of Nevada in 1955 and unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1958


1956

Marilyn Monroe - In 1956, Arthur Miller had briefly resided in Nevada and wrote a short story about some of the local people he had become acquainted with, a divorced woman and some aging cowboys

 

Kenny Guinn - He married his wife Dema in Reno, Nevada on July 7, 1956


1958

Errett Lobban Cord - In 1958 he was asked to run for governor of Nevada, but he refused and never explained why

 

David Janssen - His first marriage was to Ellie Graham on August 23, 1958 in Las Vegas, Nevada


1959

Grant Sawyer - He was responsible for the development of the modern casino regulatory system with the passage of the Gaming Control Act of 1959 and the formation of the Nevada Gaming Commission

 

Grant Sawyer - He was the 21st Governor of Nevada from 1959 to 1967

 

Grant Sawyer - Sawyer served as the governor of Nevada from 1959 to 1966

 

George Q. Cannon - Some of Cannon's prominent descendants include Howard Cannon, U.S. Senator from Nevada between 1959 and 1983 and Chris Cannon, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009


1960

Nevada was one of only three states won by John F. Kennedy in the American West in the election of 1960, albeit narrowly add something

 

This includes Nevada supporting Democrats John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in 1960 and 1964, respectively add something

 

Diana Dors - After the birth of her first child in February 1960, and wishing to stay in the United States as a family unit with Dawson, Dors undertook a cabaret contract to headline at the Dunes hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Marilyn Monroe - Shooting commenced in July 1960, with most taking place in the hot Northern Nevada desert


1962

Gene Austin - In 1962, Austin campaigned unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for governor of Nevada

 

Denver S. Dickerson - Re-elected in 1962 and 1966, Dickerson became the only three time Attorney General of Nevada to serve bifurcated terms of office

 

The last atmospheric test was conducted on July 17, 1962, and the underground testing of weapons continued until September 23, 1992 add something


1967

Grant Sawyer - In 1967 Sawyer co-founded Lionel Sawyer & Collins, as of 2011 the largest private law firm in Nevada


1968

Republican Richard Nixon in 1968 and in 1972, Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980 and in 1984, Republican George H.W. Bush in 1988, Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996, Republican George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, and Democrat Barack Obama winning the state in both 2008 and 2012 add something


1969

In 1969, Ormsby County was dissolved and the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City was created by the Legislature in its place co-terminous with the old boundaries of Ormsby County add something


1970

Nevada's early reputation as a "divorce haven" arose from the fact that, before the no-fault divorce revolution in the 1970s, divorces were difficult to obtain in the United States add something


1972

National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, N.C., and Storm Phillips, Stormfax, Inc. The coldest recorded temperature was set in San Jacinto in 1972, in the northeastern portion of the state add something

 

Ann-Margret - On Sunday, September 10, 1972, while performing at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, she fell 22 feet from an elevated platform to the stage and suffered injuries including a broken left arm, cheekbone and jawbone


1973

Johnny Weissmuller - Weissmuller lived in Florida until the end of 1973, moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he worked as a greeter at Caesars Palace along with boxer Joe Louis for a time


1974

Errett Lobban Cord - He died in Reno, Nevada, Nevada from cancer in 1974, aged 79


1975

Officially called None of These Candidates, the option was first added to the ballot in 1975 and is used in all statewide elections, including president, US Senate and all state constitutional positions add something

 

Jim Gibbons (U.S. politician) - Air Force Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College, he joined the Nevada Air National Guard in 1975 and served as its vice commander from 1990 to 1996, participating in the first Gulf War. During his military career, Gibbons earned nineteen service medals, including the Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross.


1978

Kenny Guinn - From 1978 to 1987, he was Vice President of Nevada Savings and Loan


1980

In this county, the unincorporated town of Pahrump, west of Las Vegas on the California state line, has grown very rapidly from 1980 to 2010 add something

 

UNLV is most remembered for its men's basketball program, which experienced its height of supremacy in the late 1980s and early 1990s add something


1981

Brian Sandoval - Sandoval graduated from Bishop Manogue High School in Reno, Nevada in 1981, and attended the University of Nevada, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and earned a Bachelor's Degree in English and economics in 1986


1984

The Naval Strike Warfare Center based at NAS Fallon since 1984, was joined with the Navy Fighter Weapons School and the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School which both moved from NAS Miramar as a result of a Base Realignment and Closure decision in 1993 which transferred that installation back to the Marine Corps as MCAS Miramar add something


1987

Bullfrog County was formed in 1987 from part of Nye County add something


1988

Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something

 

The last Republican to carry Clark County was George H.W. Bush in 1988, and the last Republican to carry Washoe County was George W. Bush in 2004 add something

 

Raymond Carver - He married Gallagher in 1988 in Reno, Nevada, Nevada

 

Bob Lazar - Lazar claimed to have worked in 1988 and 1989 as a physicist at "'S4"' allegedly located within the top secret Area 51 near Groom Dry Lake, Nevada


1989

After the creation was declared unconstitutional, the county was abolished in 1989 add something

 

Jim Gibbons (U.S. politician) - A spokesman for Gibbons described the move by the governor back to the couple's Reno, Nevada home, which they had owned since 1989, as a temporary situation and said there was no violation of the law.


1990

Las Vegas was a major destination for immigrants from South Asia and Latin America seeking employment in the gaming and hospitality industries during the 1990s and first decade of the 21st century, but farming and construction are the biggest employers of immigrant labor add something

 

The rural community of Mesquite northeast of Las Vegas was an example of micropolitan growth in the 1990s and 2000s add something

 

Dean Heller - He served two terms in the Nevada Assembly from 1990 to 1994.


1991

In Washoe County, which includes Reno, the sales tax rate is 7,725 percent, due to county option rates for flood control, the ReTRAC train trench project, mass transit, and an additional county rate approved under the Local Government Tax Act of 1991 add something

 

Bob Lazar - A 1991 "Los Angeles Times" article reported that Lazar was "on probation in Clark County, Nevada on a pandering charge for having installed a computer system for an illegal brothel


1993

Dean Heller - In 1993, Heller voted to repeal Nevada's same sex Sodomy law.


1994

This has fostered some resentment, however, due to a term limit amendment passed by Nevada voters in 1994, and again in 1996, some of the north's hold over key positions will soon be forfeited to the south, leaving northern Nevada with less power add something

 

Kenny Guinn - He briefly served as interim President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from 1994 to 1995

 

Dean Heller - Heller was elected Secretary of State of Nevada in 1994, and was re-elected in 1998 and 2002, served in this capacity from 1995 to 2006—when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives.

 

Howard Lederer - In 1994, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where he sought out high stakes poker games

 

Brian Sandoval - When incumbent Republican Jim Gibbons decided to retire to run for Governor of Nevada in 1994, Sandoval ran for the Reno, Nevada-based 25th District of the Nevada Assembly

 

Jim Gibbons (U.S. politician) - While working as a pilot for Delta Air Lines and serving as an assemblyman in the Nevada House, Gibbons ran for Nevada governor in 1994.

 

Nevada's highest recorded temperature is at Laughlin on June 29, 1994 and the lowest recorded temperature is at San Jacinto on January 8, 1937 add something

 

The state's highest recorded temperature was in Laughlin on June 29, 1994 add something


1996

Brian Sandoval - Throughout his career, Sandoval has received several awards and certificates, including the Hispanics in Politics' 1996 "Broche de Oro Award"; the Anti-Defamation League's 2003 "Torch of Liberty Award;" the Nevada State Bar's 2004 "Access to Justice Public Lawyer Award;" The Latino Coalition's 2004 "Most Influential Hispanic in the U.S. Award" and the 2004 University of Nevada "Alumnus of the Year Award

 

NSAWC consolidated three Command Centers into a single Command Structure under a flag officer on July 11, 1996 add something

 

The Notorious B.I.G. - Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 7, 1996, and died six days later of complications from the gunshot wounds


1997

& Amtrak's " California Zephyr" train uses the Union Pacific's original transcontinental railroad line in daily service from Chicago to Emeryville, California, serving Elko, Winnemucca, and Reno. Las Vegas has had no passenger train service since Amtrak's Desert Wind was discontinued in 1997 add something


1998

The Seahawk Weapon School was added in 1998 to provide tactical training for Navy helicopters add something

 

Jim Gibbons (U.S. politician) - Dawn, who had become a member of the Nevada Assembly in 1998, denied the allegations in 2006, claiming that Sandoval had merely been a friend who had helped out around the house and was given clothing and household goods, but was not an employee.

 

Brian Sandoval - In 1998 Sandoval was appointed to serve as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission, which oversees the state's gaming industry

 

Jim Gibbons (U.S. politician) - She herself was elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 1998, two years after Jim Gibbons was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

Sonny Bono - Bono died on January 5, 1998 of injuries sustained when he hit a tree while skiing on the Nevada side of Heavenly Ski Resort near South Lake Tahoe, California


1999

Kenny Guinn - He was the 27th Governor of Nevada from 1999 to 2007

 

Brian Sandoval - In 1999, Sandoval opened his own law firm in Reno, Nevada.


2000

Nevada voters had previously approved medical marijuana in 2000, but rejected marijuana legalization in a similar referendum in 2006 add something

 

Natalie Maines - Maines and Pasdar married on June 24, 2000 at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada for 55 dollars


2001

Nawaf al-Hazmi - Hazmi, along with at least five other future hijackers, traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada at least six times in the summer of 2001

 

Chris Evans (presenter) - After meeting teenage pop star Billie Piper and after she proposed on his 35th birthday, the couple married in a £200 ceremony at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada on 6 May 2001; attended by six guests including best man Danny Baker

 

Brian Sandoval - Sandoval announced his bid to succeed three-term Democrat Frankie Sue Del Papa -- who decided not to seek re-election -- as Nevada Attorney General on October 11, 2001


2004

Brian Sandoval - In the fall of 2004, Democratic Senator Harry Reid spoke with Sandoval about whether he was interested in serving as a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, and that December Reid recommended to President George W. Bush he nominate Sandoval to a future opening on that court


2005

Pat Sajak - In 2005, Sajak became an investor in the Golden Baseball League, a professional, independent baseball league with teams in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Alberta, British Columbia, and Baja California

 

Ann-Margret - Ann-Margret, Day and Jones reunited in November 2005 for an encore of this tour for veterans and troops at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada


2006

Elizabeth Dole - Dole was replaced as NRSC chair by Senator John Ensign of Nevada following the 2006 midterms

 

Jim Gibbons (U.S. politician) - House of Representatives in 2006, instead opting to run for Governor of Nevada.

 

Kenny Guinn - In 2006, Guinn declined to endorse Jim Gibbons, the Republican nominee for Governor of Nevada, due to bitter disagreements between the two politicians

 

As of January 1, 2006, there were an estimated 500,000 head of cattle and 70,000 head of sheep in Nevada add something

 

Warren Jeffs - He was arrested in August 2006 in Nevada, and agreed to be taken to Utah for trial

 

Warren Jeffs - On August 28, 2006 around 9 pm Pacific time, Jeffs was pulled over on Interstate 15 in Clark County, Nevada, by Nevada Highway Trooper Eddie Dutchover because Jeffs' red 2007 Cadillac Escalade's temporary license plates were not visible

 

Warren Jeffs - In a Nevada court hearing on August 31, 2006 Jeffs waived extradition and agreed to return to Utah to face two first-degree felony charges of accomplice rape

 

Jim Gibbons (U.S. politician) - Attorney for Nevada at time of the investigation was Daniel Bogden, who was one of seven federal prosecutors forced out of his job by the Bush administration in December 2006.

 

Nevada voters enacted a smoking ban in November 2006 that became effective on December 8, 2006 add something


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

 

Kenny Guinn - Guinn's second term as Governor ended January 1, 2007 due to lifetime term limits in the Nevada State Constitution

 

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. - The fight was entitled "Undefeated"; it took place December 8, 2007 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, the biggest welterweight showdown between two undefeated fighters since De La Hoya met Félix Trinidad in 1999


2008

Maynard James Keenan - During the fall season of 2008, Keenan began a small tour of sorts with his Stronghold Vineyards partner Eric Glomski, promoting his wine with signing sessions at Whole Foods Markets in California and Nevada

 

Tim Russert - On the MSNBC show "Tucker", Russert predicted the battleground states of the 2008 presidential election would be New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada, saying, "If Democrats can win three of those four, they can lose Ohio and Florida, and win the presidency

 

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. - Mayweather appeared at World Wrestling Entertainment 's No Way Out pay-per-view event on February 17, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada


2009

As of 2009, Nevada's divorce rate was above the national average add something

 

In 2009, the Nevada Legislature passed a bill creating a domestic partnership registry that enables gay couples to enjoy the same rights as married couples add something

 

David Eddings - Eddings resided in Carson City, Nevada , Nevada, where he died of natural causes on June 2, 2009

 

The minimum Nevada sales tax rate changed on July 1, 2009 add something

 

Brian Sandoval - Judge Sandoval announced his resignation as Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada on August 15, 2009, to become effective beginning September 15, 2009


2010

At the 2010 census, the town had 36,441 residents add something

 

Since the 2010 census, the population of Nevada had a natural increase of 87,581 ; and an increase due to net migration of 146,626 add something

 

The largest denominations by number of adherents in 2010 were the Roman Catholic Church with 451,070; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with 175,149; and the Southern Baptist Convention with 45,535; Buddhist congregations 14,727; Bahá'í 1,723; and Muslim 1,700 add something

 

Brad Garrett - In June 2010, he opened Brad Garrett's Comedy Club in the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Kenny Guinn - Guinn died on July 22, 2010, at the age of 73, after falling from the roof of his Las Vegas, Nevada, home and possibly following from a heart attack


2011

In 2011, smoking restrictions in Nevada were loosened for certain places which allow only people age 21 or older inside add something

 

There are 24 state park units, including Van Sickle Bi-State Park which opened in July 2011 and is operated in partnership with the state of California add something


2012

Martin Heinrich - Heinrich was born in Fallon, Nevada, the son of Shirley A. and Pete C. Heinrich.


2013

A complete listing of crime data in the state for 2013 can be found here: add something


2014

Clark County attracts numerous tourists: An estimated 44 million people visited Clark County in 2014 add something

 

However, this situation lessened after they embraced daily fantasy sports in 2014 add something


2015

Nevada had the second highest percentage growth in population from 2015 to 2016 add something

 

Brian Sandoval - Sandoval came under criticism in 2015 by the solar industry in Nevada after claims that the Governor failed to act on a state-wide net energy metering cap of 235MW. The cap stirred controversy due to its ability to negatively affect the future of the largely successful solar industry in Nevada, specifically related to the loss of 6,000 in-state jobs

 

Brian Sandoval - Sandoval lobbied for and signed the controversial largest fee and tax increase in Nevada history in 2015, effectively breaking Jim Gibbons' record on the so-called education plan, which was later endorsed and supported by U.S. Senator Harry Reid who announced his opposition to any of the fee and tax increase repeal attempts by conservative Republicans and ballot voters

 

Brian Sandoval - In December 2015, a solar company operating in Nevada filed a lawsuit against Governor Brian Sandoval to compel the release of public records the Governor's office withheld

 

Brian Sandoval - On December 22, 2015, Sandoval's Nevada Public Utilities Commission, composed of Chairman Paul Thomsen, Commissioner David Noble and Commissioner Alaina Burtenshaw, voted to eliminate the state's net metering policy for rooftop solar


2016

In 2016, Nevada lost its bellwether status when it narrowly cast its votes for Hillary Clinton add something

 

In 2016, Nevada voters approved Question 2, which legalized the possession, transportation and cultivation of personal use amounts of marijuana for adults age 21 years and older, and authorized the creation of a regulated market for the sale of marijuana to adults age 21 years and older through state-licensed retail outlets add something

 

The Big Sky Conference, after decades of holding its men's and women's conference tournaments at campus sites, began holding both tournaments in Reno in 2016 add something

 

The PBR World Finals, operated by the bull riding-only Professional Bull Riders, was held at the Thomas & Mack Center before moving to T-Mobile Arena in 2016 add something

 

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

 

They will be joined by the Oakland Raiders who at the start of the 2016 NFL season expressed interest in moving their team to Las Vegas, and announced in January 2017 they would do so in either 2019 or 2020 add something

 

Brian Sandoval - On March 21, 2016, Sandoval met with Mark Davis about moving the Raiders to Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Brian Sandoval - On July 12, 2016, Sandoval launched a comprehensive review of Nevada's juvenile justice system and established the Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Task Force


2017

Dean Heller - Heller is set to become the senior U.S. Senator from Nevada's when Harry Reid retires in 2017

 

Wladimir Klitschko - Boxing - On 11 July 2017, Eddie Hearn traveled to the United States to apply for a Nevada boxing license for promoting and to scout potential locations in Las Vegas speaking to MGM. He had a tour of the T-Mobile Arena


2018

On December 18, 2018, Nevada the first in the United States with a female majority in its legislature add something


2019

As of 2019, gay marriage is legal in Nevada add something