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5 Fun Facts About June 15 In North Dakota History

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1. In 1899, the state of North Dakota passed a law that made it illegal to sell liquor within its borders. This law was in effect until the repeal of Prohibition in 1933.

2. In 1915, the city of Fargo experienced a major flood that caused widespread damage and displacement. The floodwaters reached a height of 40 feet in some areas and resulted in the evacuation of over 10,000 residents.

3. On June 15, 1897, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in North Dakota to begin his first visit to the state. He would go on to develop a strong relationship with North Dakota and would eventually declare it his "home state."

4. In 1964, the Minot Air Force Base became the first U.S. Air Force base to be equipped with intercontinental ballistic missiles. The missiles were used as a deterrent during the Cold War and were regularly tested to ensure their readiness.

5. In 1877, Sitting Bull led a group of Sioux warriors in a raid on a settlement near Devils Lake, North Dakota. The raid resulted in the deaths of several settlers and is considered to be one of the first acts of resistance against the encroachment of white settlers on Sioux land.
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