- Associated Press - Thursday, February 27, 2014

March 1

1855 - Brownville was incorporated.

1867 - Nebraska was admitted to the Union as the 37th state.

March 2

1855 - Territorial Legislature created Johnson and Otoe counties.

1857 - Jesse Lowe was elected mayor in Omaha’s first city elections.

1911 - Fire wiped out a block in the Ogallala business district. It was the second devastating fire in the town in less than six months.

March 3

1854 - The U.S. Senate passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, organizing the Kansas and Nebraska territories.

1871 - Franklin County was organized.

2008 - Omaha billionaire investor Warren Buffett said the U.S. economy was essentially in a recession even if it hadn’t met the technical definition of one yet.

March 4

1913 - Village of Duncan in Platte County was incorporated.

1951 - Clifford Battershaw went to the Douglas County Jail and pulled a gun, helping his brother Dewey and fellow inmate Victor Sweet escape. The men took two hostages and left the jail on a streetcar. They were later cornered by lawmen in Arizona, who killed Dewey and wounded Clifford and Sweet.

March 5

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