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5 Fun Facts About April 14 In North Dakota History

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1. In 1969, U.S. President Richard Nixon visited Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota to announce a new missile defense system called the Sentinel.

2. In 1923, the first North Dakota State Capitol building in Bismarck was destroyed by fire. The current capitol building was opened in 1934.

3. In 1899, a tornado struck Fargo, North Dakota, killing 12 people and causing extensive damage to the city.

4. In 1917, North Dakota was one of the first states to pass a law allowing women the right to vote, three years before the 19th Amendment was passed.

5. In 2019, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum declared April 14 as "Protect North Dakota Public Schools Day" to raise awareness about the importance of public education in the state.
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