1. Theodore Roosevelt visited North Dakota on August 28, 1883, to invest in a ranch in the Badlands region between Medora and Deadwood. He established the Maltese Cross Ranch and began operating it as a cattle operation. The ranch would remain in his possession until 1898.
2. The U.S. air mail service began operating in North Dakota on August 28, 1920. The first airmail flight in the state was from Omaha, Nebraska, to Fargo, North Dakota, and continued to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The route was operated by the Robertson Aircraft Company.
3. The North Dakota Agricultural College (now North Dakota State University) was established on August 28, 1890, by the North Dakota state legislature. The college opened for classes a year later and was originally located in Fargo.
4. On August 28, 1933, the federal Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began construction work on the Josephine Schumacher Memorial Park in Beulah, North Dakota. The CCC was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide employment and job training for unemployed men during the Great Depression.
5. The North Dakota State Capitol building in Bismarck was dedicated on August 28, 1934. The building, which took two years to construct, houses the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, and other state officials. The building was designed in the Art Deco style and features a 19-story tower.
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