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5 Fun Facts About September 24 In North Dakota History

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1. On September 24, 1916, the physical education department was established at the University of North Dakota. It was one of the first physical education departments in the nation.

2. In 1926, a major hailstorm struck the town of Rugby on September 24. The hailstones were reported to be as large as grapefruits and caused extensive damage to crops and property.

3. On September 24, 1965, the North Dakota State Fair board approved a plan to build a new grandstand with a seating capacity of 10,000 at the state fairgrounds in Minot. The new grandstand was completed in time for the 1966 state fair.

4. In 1973, the North Dakota Highway Patrol began using radar to enforce speed limits. On September 24 of that year, the first radar-equipped patrol car was put into service.

5. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday in September, which often falls on September 24. The department hosts a variety of events across the state to promote hunting and fishing and educate the public on conservation efforts.
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