This Week in Nebraska History | Nebraska
1871: Captain HN Cornell of Tecumseh announces that a vote will be taken in Johnson County on a $ 62,000 bond issue for the continuation of the Atchison and Nebraska Railway between Table Rock and Tecumseh.
1881: A fire destroys the livery barn of W. Carman & Son in Humboldt. As soon as the stock and the carts were removed, the building collapsed.
1891: Cars from the O Street line first passed through University Place without a transfer.
1901: Lincoln’s grocers organize to bring harmony between them in city and state and to promote merchant-friendly legislation.
1911: Two young Lincoln boys died in a fire in their playhouse. The fire was apparently caused by a candle that they left lit when they fell asleep.
1921: According to the interpretation given to the House of Representatives ban amendment, homemade beer for personal use was not considered illegal.
1931: Four men who robbed Brule’s bank are captured, convicted and sentenced to penitentiary within 18 hours of the robbery. Everything but $ 2 of the money was recovered.
1941: Dr AL Miller, state health director, said that an experimental blood group program would be conducted among state employees and volunteers who wanted to be on the blood donor list.
1951: Lincoln Mayor Victor E. Anderson becomes a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress.
1961: In a special Saturday session, city council unanimously approved a budget of $ 16.6 million for Lincoln.
1971: Construction entered a new phase at the Cooper Nuclear Generating Station near Brownville after the nuclear fuel containment vessel was placed in its permanent position.
A petition of initiative has been filed with the Secretary of State proposing a statewide vote that, if in favor, would legalize mutual betting on dog races in Nebraska.
1981: The city’s Historic Preservation Commission proposed to designate the Haymarket (from Ninth Street to the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks, from R Street to the driveway south of O Street) as a Historic District.
1991: The temperature in the classroom on the second floor of Elliott Elementary School climbed to 90 degrees and above. Of the 46 buildings in Lincoln’s public school system, only 17 were air conditioned. Many schools let students leave early.