The Las Vegas hearing of the Kefauver Committee sought to uncover organized crime in 14 cities. Las Vegas was less than illuminating but involved several high profile Jewish casino owners.
The Nevada Test Site was established on January 11, 1951. Nuclear testing at the site began soon -- on January 27, 1951.
The population of Las Vegas is listed at approximately 8400 in 1940. It is estimated that 100 of those residents were Jewish.
The Yom Kippur War is also known as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and was fought from Oct 6 to 25, 1973.
On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared "the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the Staet of Israel."
The Boulder Canyon Act authorized the construction of the Boulder Dam and signaled a time of "boom" for the Las Vegas valley.
Benjamin Siegel oversaw the building of the Flamingo for a group of mostly Jewish investors. It opened on December 26, 1946. Siegel was murdered in June 1947.
The four-year construction on Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam) began in 1931 during the Great Depression.
1960 Clark County NV population is recorded as 127,016.
Hank Greenspun mediated a meeting of local NAACP members and other business leaders to work out an agreement that lifted all Jim Crow restrictions and desgregated Las Vegas. Known as the Moulin Rouge Agreement, African Americans were finally allowed to enter through the front doors of Strip establishments, gamble and attend the shows at the casinos.