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5 Fun Facts About April 29 In Idaho History

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1. On April 29, 1890, Idaho became the 43rd state to join the Union. Before statehood, Idaho was part of the Oregon Territory and then the Washington Territory.

2. In 1933, on April 29, the first potato chip processing plant in Idaho opened in Boise. The plant was owned by the national potato chip company, Frito-Lay.

3. On April 29, 1945, American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. Among the soldiers liberating the camp was a young Idahoan named Troy Robertson, who later became a widely respected doctor in the state.

4. In 1967, on April 29, Idaho's current state flag was adopted by the state legislature. The design was created by a Miss Emma Edwards Green, who won a statewide contest that drew over 100 entries.

5. On April 29, 1992, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Franklin v. Gwinnett County Public Schools that victims of sexual harassment could sue for damages under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The case originated in Idaho, where a high school student had been sexually harassed by a teacher.
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