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5 Fun Facts About January 22 In North Dakota History

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1. On January 22, 1890, the first train arrived in Minot, North Dakota, marking the completion of the Great Northern Railway across the state.

2. In 1913, North Dakota became the first state in the nation to establish a public-owned bank, the Bank of North Dakota. Its primary purpose was to promote agriculture, commerce, and industry within the state.

3. January 22, 1953, marked the beginning of the historic Fargo-Moorhead flood, which lasted for several weeks and caused disastrous flooding along the Red River. The flood caused widespread damage and forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes.

4. On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion across the United States. This decision would have a profound impact on reproductive rights and healthcare access in North Dakota and throughout the country.

5. In recent years, January 22 has become known as the date of the Fargo Women's March, a peaceful demonstration in support of women's rights and gender equality. The first march was held in 2017 and has since become an annual event, drawing thousands of participants from across the region.
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