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5 Fun Facts About March 29 In North Dakota History

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1. In 1883, the first train arrived in Fargo, North Dakota, marking a significant milestone in the city's development as a major transportation hub in the region.

2. On March 29, 1912, North Dakota's first state-owned liquor store opened in Bismarck, offering a selection of wines, liquors, and beers to residents for the first time.

3. In 1943, Fargo Air Field (now Hector International Airport) was dedicated as a major training center for pilots and aircraft mechanics during World War II, serving as a vital link in the war effort and contributing to the region's economy and growth.

4. On March 29, 1962, the first flight of Minuteman ICBM missile was tested at the Minot Air Force Base, which would later be a key part of America's nuclear arsenal during the Cold War.

5. In 1985, the North Dakota state legislature designated the Western Meadowlark as the official state bird, recognizing its beauty and distinctive song as an important part of the state's natural heritage.
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