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5 Fun Facts About October 21 In North Dakota History

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1. In 1873, the first edition of the Fargo Express newspaper was published. This newspaper played a significant role in North Dakota's history, particularly during the boom times of the late 19th century.

2. In 1910, the North Dakota State Capitol building was dedicated. This grand neoclassical building has served as the seat of state government ever since.

3. In 1921, the University of North Dakota established its first graduate program, offering Master of Arts degrees in English, history, and education. The university has since grown to become one of the state's premier institutions of higher education.

4. In 1959, the Garrison Dam was completed on the Missouri River. At the time, this was the largest rolled-earth dam in the world, and it played a key role in flood control, irrigation, and hydroelectric power generation for North Dakota.

5. In 2005, the North Dakota Fighting Sioux men's and women's hockey teams both won their season openers. This was a sign of things to come, as both programs have gone on to achieve national prominence, with multiple championships and countless legendary players.
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