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5 Fun Facts About October 19 In North Dakota History

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1. On October 19, 1899, the North Dakota State Capitol building was completed. The building, located in Bismarck, was designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert and stands as a symbol of the state's history and government.

2. In 1911, on October 19, the town of Washburn, North Dakota was hit by a massive fire that destroyed much of the downtown area. The fire engulfed several buildings, including the town's school and post office.

3. On October 19, 1936, the first recorded snowfall of the season occurred in North Dakota. The snowfall was significant enough to bring temperatures down to the single digits in some areas of the state.

4. October 19, 1981 saw the opening of the International Peace Garden, a 2,339-acre park located at the border of North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada. The garden features beautiful gardens, a chapel, and monuments dedicated to peace and international friendship.

5. In 2013, on October 19, North Dakota State University's Bison football team set a new record for consecutive victories in Division I FCS history. The team won their 24th consecutive game, breaking the previous record held by the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
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