Timeline

October milestones

On Oct. 10, 1963 … Kiss the atomic age adios when the Limited Test Ban Treaty takes effect, eliminating aboveground testing at the Nevada Test Site. But we’ll always have Miss Atomic Bomb (a photo created by the late Don English of the Las Vegas News Bureau).

On Oct. 30, 1957 … A lasting Vegas landmark — and roaring tourism engine — begins its life when construction commences on the Las Vegas Convention Center, which would open in 1959 with a 90,000-square-foot exhibit hall and 6,300-seat arena. And a tourism legend and indispensable economic asset to Southern Nevada takes flight.

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Timeline

September milestones

Leading off September’s timeline, Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino opens on the Strip, lending Viva Las Vegas! a Vive la France! vibe with a half-scale, 540-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower. Oooh-La-Las Vegas!

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August milestones

Here are the hot historical happenings in Las Vegas in August through the years.

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