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5 Fun Facts About January 9 In South Dakota History

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1. On January 9, 1905, the South Dakota State Legislature approved a bill to establish the State School of Mines in Rapid City, which is still one of the top engineering schools in the United States today.

2. On January 9, 1917, South Dakota formally ratified the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol in the country.

3. January 9, 1935, marked the groundbreaking for the Oahe Dam on the Missouri River, which was one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world when it was completed in 1962.

4. On January 9, 2004, South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signed a bill into law that banned same-sex marriage in the state. The law was ultimately struck down by the US Supreme Court in 2015.

5. The South Dakota capital of Pierre was officially established on January 9, 1889, after being selected as the capital of the Dakota Territory in 1883. Pierre remains the capital to this day and is the second-smallest state capital in the United States.
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