1. On January 27, 1885, Sitting Bull surrendered to U.S. Army troops at Fort Buford, North Dakota, ending the last major resistance to white settlement in the northern Plains.
2. In 1921, four North Dakotans were among the 38 people who died when the USS S-4, a submarine, sank after colliding with a Coast Guard ship off the coast of Massachusetts.
3. On January 27, 1988, the Jamestown Sun reported that the city's buffalo herd had grown to 22 animals, up from just four when the herd was first started in 1955.
4. In 2002, a winter storm swept through North Dakota on January 27 and 28, dumping up to 18 inches of snow in some areas and leaving thousands without power.
5. On January 27, 2004, North Dakota Governor John Hoeven gave his annual State of the State Address, in which he discussed the state's economic growth, efforts to attract new businesses, and plans for improving education and infrastructure.
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