1. In 1879, North Dakota's first state capitol building was completed in Bismarck. The building was destroyed by fire in 1930 and a new capitol was built in its place.
2. On January 10, 1907, William Langer, who would later become North Dakota's 17th Governor, was admitted to the bar in the state of North Dakota. Langer was a prominent political figure in North Dakota during the early 20th century and served as governor from 1931 to 1934 and again from 1937 to 1939.
3. On January 10, 1949, the town of Crosby, North Dakota experienced a devastating fire that destroyed much of its downtown area. The fire was started by an explosion in a cafe and quickly spread to nearby buildings. Despite the efforts of firefighters from neighboring towns, the fire could not be contained and burned for several hours.
4. In 1967, North Dakota State University's Bison football team won its first NCAA Division II National Championship. The Bison defeated Montana State University 27-7 in the championship game, which was held on January 10 in Sacramento, California.
5. On January 10, 2019, North Dakota's oil production surpassed 1.4 million barrels per day for the first time in history. The state's oil boom began in the late 2000s and has transformed the state's economy, making it one of the fastest-growing in the country. North Dakota is now one of the top oil-producing states in the US, behind only Texas and New Mexico.
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