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Published November 02, 2013, 02:28 PM

ND, SD celebrate 124th birthdays

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and South Dakota are celebrating their 124th birthdays.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota and South Dakota are celebrating their 124th birthdays.

The two states entered the Union on Nov. 2, 1889. President Benjamin Harrison signed the admission papers for the two states on that day. North Dakota became the 39th state, and South Dakota the 40th.

Legend says President Harrison shuffled the statehood papers before signing them.

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