Tag Archives: New Year’s

A Drink for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve in the 1920s saw Nebraskans unable to legally include alcohol in their celebrations. Voters in this state had already adopted a prohibitory amendment to the state constitution in 1916, which took effect in May 1917, two years … Continue reading

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Holiday Wishes from 1948

The staff of the Varsity Theatre, located in 1948 at 143 North Thirteenth Street in Lincoln, wished the movie-going public a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in the above staff picture, published December 25, 1948, in Lincoln newspapers. An … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Eclipse

The most memorable feature of New Year’s Day in Nebraska in 1889 was a solar eclipse that occurred between three and four o’clock in the afternoon. The Omaha Daily Bee on December 23, 1888, had announced: “The new year will … Continue reading

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A New Leaf for the New Year

An old stack of discarded reporters’ assignment books provided the Omaha Daily Bee with the topic for a New Year’s Day column in 1900. An assignment book was once used by city editors to indicate which reporters were to cover specific … Continue reading

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