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What important events happened in Nebraska?

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2009-06-25 17:46:32

The building of the transcontinental railroad started in Omaha A

few things were invented there: Kool-Aid, Spam, strobe photogaphy

Delivery pizza was reportedly started with a Dominos in Lincoln.

The birth of a few people who went on to notable things were born

there: President Gerald Ford, writers Willa Cather (who win the

Pulitzer prize for her book "One of Us) and Mari Sandoz; actors

Henry Fonda, Marlon Brando, Nick Nollte, Sandy Dennis; old time

actors Dorothy McGuire, Robert Taylor, Hoot Gibson, and Montgomery

Clift; movie mogul Darryl Zanuck; singer Ruth Etting; talk show

hosts Johnny Carson and Dicket Cavet; Red Cloud; and, finally, old

time comedian Harold Lloyd and current comedian Larry the Cable Guy

(who grew up in the same county and a few miles from where Harold

Lloyd had grown up)

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