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5 Fun Facts About January 30 In North Dakota History

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1. North Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889, but it wasn't until January 30, 1890, that North Dakota's first governor, John Miller, was inaugurated.

2. January 30, 1919, was a significant day in North Dakota's history as it was the day that the North Dakota Industrial Commission was established. The commission was designed to regulate and promote the industrial development of the state.

3. On January 30, 1937, a devastating blizzard known as the Schoolhouse Blizzard struck North Dakota and several other states. The blizzard was responsible for more than 60 deaths and is still remembered as one of the deadliest winter storms in history.

4. January 30, 1959, marks the day that North Dakota's second public television station, KFME, began broadcasting from Fargo. Today, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides programming to North Dakota and surrounding states.

5. On January 30, 1976, the United Tribes International Powwow was held for the first time in Bismarck. The powwow continues to take place annually and brings together Native Americans from across the country to celebrate their culture and heritage.
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