Omaha [ oʊməhɑ ː ] is the largest city in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It was named after the Indian tribe of Omaha and is located on the Missouri.
Fame of the place both through the Wild West show of Buffalo Bill as well as towards the end of the Second World War, as a part of the coast of Normandy in connection with the invasion of France ( Operation Overlord ) was named after him. The section of Omaha Beach was one of the bloodiest scenes of this war.
One of the most famous sons of the city is the multi-billionaire Warren Buffett ( also called: the Oracle of Omaha ), the Omaha directs from his investment empire with his company Berkshire Hathaway. The annual shareholders meeting will be held in the CenturyLink Center.
The Hockey Team Omaha Ak -Sar - Ben Knights, who played from 2005 to 2007 in the American Hockey League ( AHL ), was located in Omaha and played in the Omaha Civic Auditorium. In addition, Omaha has a junior ice hockey team of the USHL, the " Omaha Lancers ".
Business and industry
Omaha is the economic center of the state of Nebraska. The city is home to several large and international companies. These include:
- Berkshire Hathaway
- First National of Nebraska
- The Gallup Organization
- TD Ameritrade
- ConAgra Foods
- Union Pacific Railroad
- Mutual of Omaha Insurance
- Werner Enterprises
- Germany Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, since 1992 " Friendship cities "
- Japan Shizuoka, Japan
- Lithuania Šiauliai, Lithuania
- Ireland Naas, Ireland
- Mexico Xalapa, Mexico
- Artemivsk Ukraine, Ukraine
- People's Republic of China Yantai, People's Republic of China
Sons and daughters of the town
- Fred Astaire (1899-1987), dancer, singer and actor
- Marlon Brando (1924-2004), actor
- Warren Buffett ( born 1930 ), an investor and billionaire
- Gerald Ford (1913-2006), 40th Vice President ( 1973-1974 ) and 38th President ( 1974-1977 ) of the United States
- Lawrence Klein (1920-2013), economist and Nobel Prize winner
- Malcolm X (1925-1965), leader of the civil rights movement
- Nick Nolte ( born 1941 ), actor
- Andy Roddick ( b. 1982 ), tennis player
- Elliott Smith (1969-2003), musician
- Nicholas Sparks (born 1965 ), writer