1. In 1899, North Dakota became the first state in the US to require license plates on automobiles. The first license plate in the state was issued on April 11 of that year.
2. In 1935, a massive dust storm engulfed much of North Dakota and other parts of the American Midwest. The storm, which became known as Black Sunday, caused extensive damage to crops and livestock and prompted many farmers to leave the region in search of better economic opportunities.
3. On April 11, 1954, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Larson, North Dakota, causing widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure in the area. The quake was one of the strongest ever recorded in the state.
4. In 1977, a storm system dubbed the Great Plains Blizzard descended on North Dakota, bringing over two feet of snow and winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour. The storm caused widespread power outages and brought transportation to a standstill.
5. In 2013, the city of Fargo, North Dakota, broke a Guinness World Record for the largest serving of bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers. The event was held on April 11 and drew thousands of people who were eager to sample the snack.
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