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5 Fun Facts About January 11 In North Dakota History

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1. On January 11, 1886, the town of Dickinson was incorporated. Located in western North Dakota, Dickinson has a rich history in agriculture, oil, and railroads.
2. In 1918, the flu epidemic reached North Dakota, with 514 reported cases in Bismarck alone on January 11 of that year.
3. January 11, 1950, marked the opening of the state's first commercial television station, KXMB-TV in Bismarck. It was the fifteenth television station to open in the United States.
4. On January 11, 2001, North Dakota's first female governor, Judy Wrigth, was sworn into office. She served as governor until 2009.
5. The North Dakota State Capitol building, located in Bismarck, was designated a National Historic Landmark on January 11, 1987. The Capitol has been the center of state government since its construction in 1934.
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