On Nov. 1, 2006 … The iconic Stardust Hotel-Casino shutters after 48 years of twinkling on the Strip skyline. Yet that famous sign lives on, both at the Neon Museum and in the legacy of Las Vegas.
On Nov. 5, 2014 … Clark County Commissioner (now Gov.) Steve Sisolak celebrates the Planet Hollywood residency of Britney Spears, declares “Britney Day” and presents her with the “key” to the Strip. Question: Is there any hotel on the Strip you can still open with a “key”?
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.