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5 Fun Facts About September 22 In North Dakota History

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1. On September 22, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt spoke in Fargo, North Dakota, during his whistle-stop campaign tour across the Midwest. Roosevelt was promoting the formation of a third party, which eventually became known as the Progressive Party or Bull Moose Party.

2. In 1925, on September 22, the Grand Forks Flood occurred. After heavy rainfall, the Red River breached its banks, causing extensive damage to the city of Grand Forks and killing three people. The flood led to significant changes in flood-control measures and infrastructure in the region.

3. On September 22, 1950, the University of North Dakota football team played their first game in the brand new Memorial Stadium in Grand Forks. The team went on to win the game 34-0 against Jamestown College.

4. In 1968, on September 22, the Minot State College Beavers football team played their first game under the new name after changing it from North Dakota State University-Bottineau. The team played against South Dakota Tech and won 14-12.

5. On September 22, 1984, the first-ever Women's Rodeo World Championship took place in Minot, North Dakota. The event was a landmark moment in women's rodeo, paving the way for increased recognition and opportunities for female rodeo athletes.
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