Today in South Dakota History
Cities in South Dakota: Sioux Falls
Events 1 - 16 of 16
1889-02-22 - US President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana & Washington state to the union
1889-11-01 - North & South Dakota entered the union as the 39th & 40th states of America
1889-11-02 - North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state
1896-06-11 - US Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized
1898-04-20 - US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens
1900-09-10 - 20.3 cm rainfall at Elk Point, South Dakota (state record)
1927-06-30 - US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes
1936-02-17 - -58°F (-50°C), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)
1936-07-05 - 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
1945-07-14 - Battleship USS South Dakota is 1st US ship to bombard Japan
1973-02-27 - American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota
1975-06-26 - Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
1989-12-22 - -18°F in Denver, -23°F in KC Mo, -42°F in Scottsbluff Nebraska -47°F in Hardin Mont & -60°F in Black Hills South Dakota
1993-04-19 - South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa.
2003-08-16 - U.S. Representative from South Dakota Bill Janklow hits and kills a motorcyclist with his car at a rural intersection near Trent, South Dakota; he will eventually be convicted of manslaughter and will resign from Congress.
2006-03-06 - South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state.
Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5
1946-12-28 - Tim Johnson, American politician, senior senator from South Dakota
1971-05-01 - Jamie Marie Swenson, Miss USA-South Dakota (1997)
1975-05-28 - Caresa Winters, Miss South Dakota USA (1996)
1979-03-28 - Juli Keech, Miss South Dakota Teen USA (1997)
1980-05-09 - Tatewin Means, Miss South Dakota Teen USA (1996)
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
2010-10-10 - Actress and singer Alexa Vega (22) weds film producer Sean Covel (34) at the historical Homestake Opera House in South Dakota
Deaths 1 - 1 of 1
2012-01-12 - Bill Janklow, four-term Governor of South Dakota, dies of brain cancer at 72