November 4, 2020
Some have called today (Nov. 3) a historical day. But in South Dakota, November 2 is an important day. That day is the anniversary of the day when the two Dakotas became states — Nov. 2, 1889.
They would become the 39th and 40th states for sure, but in which order? That’s a good question.
Alphabetically you’d think that N comes before S, so that’s how it was ultimately determined?
Not so. Actually what happened was that President Benjamin Harrison signed the statehood papers and what he did was to shuffle the papers, so no one (except him?) would know. We don’t know if he peeke...