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5 Fun Facts About August 6 In North Dakota History

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1. On August 6, 2021, the North Dakota State Fair continued in Minot. First held in 1922, the fair is one of the largest annual events in the state, attracting over 300,000 visitors each year.

2. In 1968, on August 6, the United States Air Force launched its first Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from a silo located near Cooperstown, North Dakota. The missile traveled over 4,000 miles before landing in the Pacific Ocean.

3. On August 6, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote. North Dakota was the 14th state to ratify the amendment, which was officially adopted on August 26 of that year.

4. In 1898, on August 6, North Dakota became the first state to adopt prohibition, banning the sale and consumption of alcohol. The law was later repealed in 1933.

5. On August 6, 1977, the USS North Dakota, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine, was launched at the Electric Boat Company shipyard in Groton, Connecticut. The submarine was commissioned into service in 1986 and was decommissioned in 2006.
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