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5 Fun Facts About May 29 In New Mexico History

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1. In 1953, the New Mexico State Police was officially established. Prior to this, law enforcement was largely administered through county sheriffs and individual town marshals.

2. On May 29, 1919, New Mexico became the 17th state in the United States to ratify the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

3. American Indian activist Dennis Banks was born on May 29, 1937 in Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota. Banks became involved in the American Indian Movement and was instrumental in bringing attention to issues facing Native Americans in the 1960s and 1970s.

4. In 2003, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed a law legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, making New Mexico the first state to recognize same-sex unions without a legal challenge or court decision.

5. On May 29, 1942, the Navajo Code Talkers were established. These individuals, primarily from the Navajo Nation, played a crucial role in World War II by using their language as an unbreakable code during military operations. The Code Talkers were later recognized for their contributions to the war effort through the Congressional Gold Medal in 2000.
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