1. North Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889, but it was not until March 22, 1890, that President Benjamin Harrison signed the proclamation making it official.
2. On March 22, 1923, the first radio station in North Dakota, KFYR Radio, began broadcasting in Bismarck. It was founded by Dr. Harold Schrock and went on to become a major force in the state's media landscape.
3. In 1966, on March 22, the Northern Pacific Railroad depot in Fargo closed its doors after nearly 80 years of service. The building still stands today and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
4. North Dakota's state bird, the Western Meadowlark, was officially adopted on March 22, 1947. The meadowlark's sweet and melodious song can be heard across the state during the spring and summer months.
5. On March 22, 1924, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly passed a bill establishing a state highway system. This paved the way for the development of the interstate highway network that would connect North Dakota to the rest of the country.
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