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5 Fun Facts About November 5 In Utah History

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1. In 1872, the University of Utah was founded on November 5th. The school started with just three faculty members and 22 students, but has grown to become the state's flagship public university, with over 33,000 students currently enrolled.

2. On November 5, 1912, Woodrow Wilson won the presidential election in Utah. Although Utah was not yet a state when the Electoral College was established, it was able to participate in presidential elections starting in 1896.

3. In 1935, a massive dust storm swept through Utah on November 5th. The storm was part of the "Dust Bowl" that devastated much of the central United States during the 1930s.

4. On November 5, 1955, the LDS Church in Utah ordered a halt to all of its adoption activities due to concerns over legal liability. This was a significant development, as the LDS Church had been one of the largest adoption agencies in the state.

5. November 5, 2019, saw the announcement that Utah was the fastest-growing state in the United States in terms of population. The state's population had grown by 1.9% between 2018 and 2019, due in large part to a strong economy and an influx of people from other states.
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