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5 Fun Facts About September 19 In North Dakota History

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1. North Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889, but on September 19, 1890, the state held its first general election. This election was significant as it marked the first time that North Dakota voters elected a governor.

2. The Peace Garden State Game & Fish Association was organized on September 19, 1946. This organization was formed to help protect and promote North Dakota's natural resources, including hunting and fishing habitats.

3. On September 19, 1983, the city of Bismarck, North Dakota experienced a severe flash flood. The flood caused extensive damage to the city and claimed the lives of two people. It is still considered one of the worst natural disasters in the state's history.

4. On September 19, 2005, the North Dakota State University Bison football team broke a 33-year losing streak against the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux. The Bison won the game 16-10 and went on to win the Division II national championship that year.

5. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction launched the Teach for North Dakota Program on September 19, 2017. This program is designed to address the state's teacher shortage by recruiting and retaining highly qualified educators in rural and underserved areas.
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