Nevada State Day in the USA (31/10)

On October 31, 1864, just 8 days before the US presidential election, Nevada became the 36th state of the United States. Since then, it is on this day that the inhabitants of the state of Nevada celebrate the so-called Nevada Birthday.

On March 2, 1861, Nevada seceded from Utah and acquired its own name, short for Sierra Nevada.

Nevada's mining-based economy was closely tied to the more industrialized Union, politically justifying Nevada's admission to the United States. Nevada became part of the United States during the American Civil War.