The Mirage has a volcano show where lava (water lit up red) spurts out the top of the volcano and then fire comes down a waterfall and spreads out over the water.
You can feel the heat of it when it gets near.
Las Vegas City History - 1946 - The state of Nevada begins levying gaming taxes. Gaming becomes a supplemental source of the state's revenue.
December 26: The Flamingo Hotel, built with mob money byBenjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, opens prematurely. Unlike other resorts on the strip that flaunt an Old West style, the Flamingo is a glamorous destination for high rollers. But without a finished hotel, Siegel loses revenue and is forced to close the resort until construction is completed.