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5 Fun Facts About November 29 In North Dakota History

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1. The first Dakota Territorial Assembly met on November 29, 1861, in Yankton, South Dakota. North Dakota was still part of the Dakota Territory at the time, and the Assembly laid the foundation for the state's future government.

2. The legendary Sioux warrior Sitting Bull surrendered to U.S. authorities on November 29, 1881. Sitting Bull had led his people in battles against white settlers and the U.S. Army, and his surrender marked the end of the Indian Wars in North Dakota.

3. On November 29, 1915, North Dakota became the first state to adopt a workers' compensation law. The law provided for medical and wage benefits for workers who were injured on the job, and served as a model for other states.

4. North Dakota Governor William L. Guy issued a controversial executive order on November 29, 1973, banning discrimination against homosexuals in state employment. The order was rescinded by the next governor, but it was the first of its kind in the United States.

5. On November 29, 2014, the University of North Dakota men's hockey team set a new Division I record by playing its 22nd consecutive home game without a loss. The streak began on October 19, 2013, and continued until December 12, 2014, when the team finally lost at home to the University of Minnesota.
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