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5 Fun Facts About November 30 In North Dakota History

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1. In 1898, North Dakota became the 39th state of the United States, after being admitted to the union on November 30 of that year. The territory had previously been part of Dakota Territory, which was split into North Dakota and South Dakota when the two states were admitted to the union.

2. The Lewis and Clark Expedition made its way through what is now North Dakota on November 30, 1804. The explorer William Clark wrote in his journal that the group had "a fine day to-day," and that they had "passed a part of the day in view of high hills."

3. November 30, 1908, was a significant date in the history of aviation, as it was on this day that Wilbur Wright set a new world record for sustained flight. Wright flew for 2 hours and 20 minutes in his airplane, the Wright Flyer, at a height of nearly 400 feet.

4. The city of Bismarck, North Dakota, was named after the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck, and was founded on November 30, 1872. Bismarck is now the capital city of North Dakota and has a population of over 70,000 people.

5. In 1928, the film "The Patsy," starring Marion Davies, was released in theaters across the United States. Although the film was not set in North Dakota, Davies was born in Brooklyn, New York, but spent much of her childhood on a ranch in North Dakota.
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