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5 Fun Facts About January 27 In South Dakota History

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1. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed in Rapid City as part of his transcontinental tour after his historic transatlantic flight. He made several stops in South Dakota, including one in Sioux Falls.

2. In 1932, South Dakota became the first state to allow women to serve on juries.

3. On January 27, 1973, the Vietnam Peace Accords were signed officially ending the Vietnam War. Many South Dakotans served in the conflict, and some did not return home.

4. In 1988, an F4 tornado struck the town of Wessington Springs, South Dakota. The tornado destroyed the town's main street and damaged over 100 homes. Amazingly, only two people were injured.

5. On January 27, 2001, Kristi Noem, the future governor of South Dakota, won her first rodeo championship. Noem lived on her family's ranch in Hamlin County and was an accomplished barrel racer before entering politics.
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