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5 Fun Facts About November 15 In North Dakota History

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1. On November 15, 1889, North Dakota became the 39th state in the United States. The state was admitted alongside South Dakota, making them two of the four states admitted during the presidency of Benjamin Harrison.

2. The first flight in North Dakota history took place on November 15, 1910. John C. Goodman flew his biplane over Fargo for 10 minutes, marking the beginning of a new era in transportation and aviation for the state.

3. In 1966, the United States Postal Service introduced the ZIP code system, and Fargo, North Dakota, was the first city in the state to receive a ZIP code on November 15 of that year. This system was established to improve mail delivery and make it more efficient.

4. On November 15, 1979, the town of Michigan, North Dakota, experienced a dramatic increase in temperature from -33 degrees Fahrenheit to 50 degrees Fahrenheit in just five minutes. This phenomenon, known as a temperature inversion, occurs when warm air is trapped above cold air.

5. The first-ever women's soccer game was played in North Dakota on November 15, 1990. The University of North Dakota played Moorhead State in a competitive match, with UND winning 3-0. This trailblazing moment helped pave the way for women's soccer in the state and across the country.
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