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1500

By 1500, the Arikara had settled in much of the Missouri River valley add something


1743

European contact with the area began in 1743, when the LaVĂ©rendrye brothers explored the region add something


1762

In 1762 the entire region became part of the Spanish Louisiana until 1802 add something


1803

In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory, an area that included most of South Dakota, from Napoleon Bonaparte, and President Thomas Jefferson organized a group commonly referred to as the "Lewis and Clark Expedition" to explore the region add something


1817

In 1817, an American fur trading post was set up at present-day Fort Pierre, beginning continuous American settlement of the area add something


1855

In 1855, the U.S. Army bought Fort Pierre but abandoned it in 1857 in favor of Fort Randall to the south add something


1856

The city, founded in 1856, is in the southeast corner of the state. where the economy was originally centered on agri-business and quarrying add something


1858

Settlement by Americans and Europeans was by this time increasing rapidly, and in 1858 the Yankton Sioux signed the 1858 Treaty, ceding most of present-day eastern South Dakota to the United States add something

 

South Dakota's first newspaper, the "Dakota Democrat", began publishing in Yankton in 1858 add something


1861

In 1861, the Dakota Territory was established by the United States government add something


1868

Custer's expedition took place despite the fact the US had granted the entire western half of present-day South Dakota to the Sioux in 1868 by the Treaty of Laramie as part of the Great Sioux Reservation add something


1874

South Dakota has the nation's largest population of Hutterites, a communal Anabaptist group which emigrated in 1874 from Europe, primarily from German-speaking areas add something


1876

It is on the eastern edge of the Black Hills, and was founded in 1876 add something


1883

Harlan J. Bushfield - He moved with his family to South Dakota in 1883, and attended the public schools in Miller, South Dakota


1886

Wilder's daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, who became a well-known writer in her own right, was born near De Smet in 1886 add something


1888

Robert Peterson (South Dakota politician) - Robert Peterson was born in 1888


1889

Arthur C. Mellette - In 1889, voters approved the new constitution for South Dakota and elected Arthur C. Mellette as South Dakota's first Governor

 

Coe I. Crawford - When South Dakota was admitted as a state in 1889, he was elected as a member of the first South Dakota State Senate

 

North Dakota - Congress passed an omnibus bill for statehood for North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington, titled the Enabling Act of 1889, on February 22, 1889 during the administration of President Grover Cleveland

 

A growing population and political concerns caused Dakota Territory to be divided in half and President Benjamin Harrison signed proclamations formally admitting South Dakota and North Dakota to the union on November 2, 1889 add something

 

As the southern part of the former Dakota Territory, South Dakota became a state on November 2, 1889, simultaneously with North Dakota add something

 

North Dakota - His successor, Benjamin Harrison, signed the proclamations formally admitting North Dakota and South Dakota to the Union on November 2, 1889

 

North Dakota - North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, along with its neighboring state, South Dakota


1890

Encroaching miners and settlers triggered a number of Indian wars, ending with the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890 add something

 

John Edward Kelley - He was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives for 1890 and 1891

 

On December 29, 1890, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation add something


1892

Carl Gunderson - Gunderson served five terms in the state senate of the South Dakota Legislature, being elected in 1892, 1896, 1898, 1900, and again in 1916


1895

Charles H. Burke - He was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 1895 and 1897


1896

Since statehood, Republicans have carried the state's electoral votes in all but five presidential elections: 1896, 1912 , 1932, 1936 and 1964 add something

 

Henry H. Schwartz - Schwartz' political career started in the South Dakota House of Representatives, serving from 1896 to 1897


1897

Gurney's Seed and Nursery Company - After realizing the trade potential in towns near rivers, Gurney moved Hesperian Nurseries to Yankton, South Dakota, in 1897


1898

William J. Bulow - He was elected to the state senate of the South Dakota Legislature in 1898


1900

North Dakota - By 1900, about 100,000 immigrated to the U.S., settling primarily in North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska


1901

Philo Hall - He served in the South Dakota State Senate from 1901 to 1903, and served as South Dakota Attorney General from 1902 through 1906


1903

Wind Cave National Park, established in 1903 in the Black Hills, has an extensive cave network as well as a large herd of bison add something


1905

Robert S. Vessey - Vessey became a member of the South Dakota Senate in the 1905 and 1907 state legislatures


1910

Andrew J. Rommeriam - In 1910 and 1912, Rommeriam was elected to represent Lincoln County in the South Dakota House of Representatives after serving in a number of local offices

 

Harry Gandy - While in South Dakota, he entered the newspaper business and worked as publisher of the "Wasta, South Dakota Gazette" from 1910 until 1918


1911

Archie M. Gubbrud - From 1911 to 1914, Gubbrud's grandfather Andrew Rommeriam had served in the South Dakota House of Representatives and had been a friend of South Dakota governor Peter Norbeck


1912

Charles A. Christopherson - In 1912, he was elected as a Republican to the South Dakota House of Representatives, and served as Speaker of the House beginning in 1915, in his last term


1913

Warren Green - He served on the South Dakota Board of Charities and Corrections from 1913 to 1920


1914

Merrell Q. Sharpe - He moved to South Dakota and earned an LL.B. degree from the University of South Dakota in 1914


1916

Leslie Jensen - In 1916 and 1917, he was a Second Lieutenant in the South Dakota National Guard 4th Infantry Regiment during the 1916 Mexican border expedition


1922

Fred H. Hildebrandt - He was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives, serving 1922-1923


1925

Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills was established in 1925 add something

 

Tom Berry - Berry served in the House of Representatives of the South Dakota Legislature from 1925 to 1931, and was a member of the Custer State Park Board


1927

Fred H. Hildebrandt - He was appointed as head of the South Dakota Game and Fish Commission, serving from 1927 to 1931

 

Fred H. Hildebrandt - He worked for the railroad for nearly three decades, and was appointed as head of the South Dakota Game and Fish Commission, serving from 1927 to 1931

 

Calvin Coolidge - In the summer of 1927, Coolidge vacationed in the Black Hills of South Dakota, where he engaged in horseback riding and fly fishing and attended rodeos.

 

George Theodore Mickelson - Mickelson attended Dakota Wesleyan University and received an LL.B. from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1927


1930

During the 1930s, several economic and climatic conditions combined with disastrous results for South Dakota add something


1932

His accounts of the 19th-century Indian Wars and Ghost Dance movement, and his deep thoughts on personal visions and Native American religion, form the basis of the book "Black Elk Speaks," first published in 1932 add something


1933

Fred Joseph Nichol - Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Nichol received an A.B. from Yankton College in 1933 and an LL.B. from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1936


1936

Leslie Jensen - In 1936, Jensen, a Republican, defeated incumbent Governor Thomas Berry as South Dakota Governor


1937

Joe Foss - Foss served as a Private in the 147th Field Artillery, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, South Dakota National Guard from 1937 to 1940

 

Merrell Q. Sharpe - From 1937 to 1939, he was chairman of the South Dakota Code Commission appointed to revise the state's statutes


1938

Ellis Yarnal Berry - Berry was elected to the South Dakota State Senate from 1938 through 1942, a total of two terms

 

Leslie Jensen - In 1938, the South Dakota Division of the Motor Patrol was formed under Governor Jensen


1940

Key events in the 20th century included the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, increased federal spending during the 1940s and 1950s for agriculture and defense, and an industrialization of agriculture that has reduced family farming add something


1941

Economic stability returned with the U.S. entry into World War II in 1941, when demand for the state's agricultural and industrial products grew as the nation mobilized for war add something


1943

George Theodore Mickelson - He served as South Dakota Attorney General from 1943 to 1947

 

Gladys Pyle - She later became a member of the South Dakota Board of Charities and Corrections 1943-1957 and agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. 1950-1986

 

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology - The school formally became the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in February 1943


1946

Joe Foss - In 1946, Foss was appointed a lieutenant colonel in the South Dakota Air National Guard and instructed to form the South Dakota Air National Guard, becoming the commanding officer for the Guard's 175th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron


1947

Sigurd Anderson - Before he was elected governor he served two terms as South Dakota Attorney General, 1947-1951

 

Fred Joseph Nichol - Nichol served as a state's attorney of Davison County, South Dakota from 1947 to 1951, a Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1951 to 1952 and 1957 to 1958, and an assistant United States Attorney of the District of South Dakota from 1951 to 1953


1950

Frank E. Denholm - He was a delegate to the South Dakota State Democratic conventions in 1950 and 1952, and later to the Democratic National Convention in 1968

 

Archie M. Gubbrud - In 1950, Gubbrud was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives


1952

Tornado Alley - The term was first used in 1952 as the title of a research project to study severe weather in areas of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, and Minnesota

 

Tornado Alley - The term was first used in 1952 as the title of a research project to study severe weather in areas of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, and Minnesota


1953

The state's first television station, KELO-TV, began airing in Sioux Falls in 1953 add something


1955

"Captain 11" ran from 1955 until 1996, making it the nation's longest continuously running children's television program add something


1959

Archie M. Gubbrud - He became Speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives 1959-1960, and was the Chairman of the Legislative Research Council Executive Board at the same time

 

Robert J. Fox - He was transferred to Hoven, South Dakota's St. Anthony's Parish in January 1959, by August he was sent as an associate pastor to Yankton, South Dakota's Sacred Heart parish


1960

The tourism industry has grown considerably since the completion of the interstate system in the 1960s, with the Black Hills becoming more important as a destination add something


1962

Tom Brokaw - Since 1962, he has been married to Meredith Lynn Auld, who is an author and former Miss South Dakota


1968

Robert Peterson (South Dakota politician) - Robert Peterson died in 1968

 

Harvey L. Wollman - Wollman, a Democrat from Hitchcock, South Dakota, was elected to represent Spink, Hand and Hyde counties in the South Dakota State Senate in 1968 and re-elected in 1970


1972

Not even George McGovern, the Democratic nominee in 1972 as well as a native South Dakotan, was able to carry the state add something

 

J.W. Parmley - He was named to the South Dakota Highway Hall of Fame in 1972 and the South Dakota Cowboy and Western Heritage Hall of Fame in 1981


1973

Lowell C. Hansen II - Hansen, from Sioux Falls, served as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1973 to 1978, serving as Speaker of the House of that body from 1977 to 1978


1974

These gained renewed popularity in the United States when "Little House on the Prairie" was adapted and produced as a television series in 1974 add something


1975

Arthur C. Mellette - "The Civil War Diary of Arthur Calvin Mellette" was edited in 1975 by Gerald W. Wolff, retired historian from the University of South Dakota through auspices of the South Dakota Historical Association


1977

Rueben Philip Job - In 1977 Job was appointed District Superintendent of the Northern District of the South Dakota Annual Conference


1978

Herbert Krause - In 1978 he was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame, in the category of Education & Cultural Affairs

 

Dave Munson - In 1978, he was elected to represent Minnehaha County in the South Dakota State House of Representatives


1979

Tim Johnson (U.S. Senator) - Johnson served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1979 to 1982 and in the South Dakota Senate from 1983 to 1986

 

UAS Laboratories - UAS Laboratories was founded in 1979 by Dr. S.K. Dash, who had previously served as the Director of the South Dakota Food and Drug

 

UAS Laboratories - UAS Laboratories was founded in 1979 by Dr. S.K. Dash, who had previously served as the Director of the South Dakota Food and Drug


1981

Citibank, which was the largest bank holding company in the United States at one time, established national banking operations in South Dakota in 1981 to take advantage of favorable banking regulations add something

 

In 1981, Tim Giago founded the "Lakota Times" as a newspaper for the local American Indian community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation add something

 

The financial service industry began to grow in the state as well, with Citibank moving its credit card operations from New York to Sioux Falls in 1981, a move that has been followed by several other financial companies add something

 

Axel John Beck - His service was terminated on September 2, 1981, due to his death in Aberdeen, South Dakota


1985

Tim Johnson (U.S. Senator) - Johnson served as Clay County deputy state's attorney in 1985 during his tenure in the South Dakota Senate


1986

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin - Her father, Lars Herseth, served in the South Dakota State Legislature for two decades and ran for Governor in 1986

 

Robert A. Miller - Miller was appointed to the South Dakota Supreme Court in 1986 and served as chief justice from 1990 through September 2001


1988

Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988 add something


1990

This trend has continued in recent years, with 30 of South Dakota's counties losing population between the 1990 and the 2000 census add something


1991

In 1991, the state opened the George S. Mickelson Trail, a rail trail in the Black Hills add something


1992

Jack Billion - In 1992, Billion was elected, along with fellow Democrat Linda Barker, as one of two South Dakota State Representatives from the Sioux Falls-based 13th District


1993

Steve T. Kirby - After serving as Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota from 1993 to 1995, Kirby ran for the Republican nomination for Governor of South Dakota in 2002

 

John Thune - From 1993 to 1996, he was executive director of the South Dakota Municipal League


1995

In 1995 the legislature passed a law to make English the "common language" of the state add something


1997

Harvey C. Jewett IV - He was first appointed in 1997 by South Dakota Governor William Janklow

 

Dennis Daugaard - His first entry into politics came in 1997, when Daugaard was elected a South Dakota State Senator


1999

Ted Klaudt - Klaudt was a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 1999 to 2006 when he was "termed out" of his seat and decided to run for state Senate


2000

As of the 2000 census, South Dakota ranked fifth-lowest in the nation in population and population density add something

 

Miller, of Mitchell, is a two-time NBA champion who played college basketball at the University of Florida, leading them to the 2000 NCAA Championship game his sophomore year, and won the 2001 NBA rookie of the year award add something


2001

The results of a 2001 survey, in which South Dakotans were asked to identify their religion, include: add something


2002

In the 2002 election, American Indian voting carried Tim Johnson as the Democratic candidate by a margin of 532 votes add something


2004

"Encyclopedia of the Great Plains", University of Nebraska Press, 2004, add something

 

John Thune - South Dakota native Tom Brokaw commented that Thune "ran a very strong campaign" to win the 2004 race


2005

As of 2005, South Dakota has the lowest per capita total state tax rate in the United States add something

 

Harvey C. Jewett IV - He was most recently reappointed in 2005 by South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds for a six-year term


2006

As of 2006, South Dakota has a total primary and secondary school enrollment of 136,872, with 120,278 of these students being educated in the public school system add something

 

In 2006, tourism provided an estimated 33,000 jobs in the state and contributed over two billion dollars to the economy of South Dakota add something

 

Alexis LeVan - LeVan won the Miss South Dakota USA 2006 title in a state pageant held in Watertown, South Dakota, South Dakota in late 2005

 

Joe Foss - "American Ace: The Joe Foss Story" was an award-winning, hour-length television documentary, produced by the South Dakota Public Broadcasting, first aired in fall 2006

 

Bill Janklow - After January 5, 2006 , when the South Dakota Supreme Court granted his petition for early reinstatement of his license to practice law Janklow worked as an attorney

 

The highest recorded temperature is at Usta on July 15, 2006 and the lowest recorded temperature is at McIntosh on February 17, 1936 add something

 

Black-footed ferret - In September 2006, South Dakota's ferret population was estimated to be around 420, with 250 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota which is 100,000 acres, less than 3 percent of the public grasslands in South Dakota, 70 miles East of Rapid City, South Dakota in the Buffalo Gap National Grassland bordering Badlands National Park, 130 ferrets northeast of Eagle Butte, SD on Cheyenne River Indian Reservation and about 40 ferrets on the Rosebud Indian Reservation


2007

In 2007, over 275,000 hunting licences and 175,000 fishing licences were sold in the state; around half of the hunting licences and over two-thirds of the fishing licences were purchased by South Dakotans add something

 

In 2007, the site of the recently closed Homestake gold mine near Lead was chosen as the location of a new underground research facility, the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory add something

 

Carole Hillard - She was instrumental in the foundation of the Rapid City, South Dakota woman's shelter and the Cornerstone Rescue Mission and was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 2007


2008

The Rush began their inaugural season in 2008 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center add something

 

Woodrow W. Keeble - On March 17, 2008, the South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds, before a joint session of the State Congress, officially proclaimed the date to be forever commemorated as Woodrow Wilson Keeble Day in the state of South Dakota


2009

Dennis Daugaard - In 2009, Daugaard promoted legislation to create the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority, which will promote economic development in Rapid City, South Dakota and other areas surrounding Ellsworth Air Force Base in western South Dakota


2010

According to the 2010 Census, the racial composition of the population was: add something

 

CNBC's list of "Top States for Business for 2010" has recognized South Dakota as the seventh best state in the nation add something

 

Lincoln County near Sioux Falls was the seventh fastest-growing county in the United States in 2010 add something

 

Rapid City, with a 2010 population of 67,956, and a metropolitan area population of 124,766, is the second-largest city in the state add something

 

The largest denominations by number of adherents in 2010 were the Roman Catholic Church with 148,883 members; the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with 112,649 members; and the United Methodist Church with 36,020 members add something

 

The next eight largest cities in the state, in order of descending 2010 population, are Aberdeen , Brookings , Watertown , Mitchell , Yankton , Pierre , Huron , and Vermillion add something

 

Dennis Daugaard - After serving two consecutive terms as lieutenant governor in the administration of South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds, Daugaard stepped forward to be a Republican gubernatorial nominee in 2010 and won the primary election against several other candidates

 

Dennis Daugaard - Upon winning the 2010 South Dakota gubernatorial election, Daugaard became the first CODA governor in South Dakota history and the history of the United States


2012

Anna Mae Aquash - After an appeal by Graham, the South Dakota Supreme Court upheld the lower court conviction in May, 2012

 

John Thune - During the summer of 2012, the "USA Today" reported that "South Dakota's Thune is on short list for vice president," but Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan was instead selected

 

Traditional Chinese medicine - As of July 2012, only six states do not have existing legislation to regulate the professional practice of TCM. These six states are Alabama, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wyoming

 

Traditional Chinese medicine - As of July 2012, only six states do not have existing legislation to regulate the professional practice of TCM. These six states are Alabama, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wyoming


2015

Ellis, of Rapid City, played for the University of Florida and four MLB teams before retiring in 2015 add something

 

The five-day event drew over 739,000 attendees in 2015; significant considering the state has a total population of 850,000 add something

 

Frank Farrar - His wife, former First Lady of South Dakota Patricia Farrar, who was a Senior Olympian, died on October 31, 2015, at the age of 84


2016

Badlands National Park was created in 1978 add something


2017

George Theodore Mickelson - His grandson Mark Mickelson served as Speaker of the House of Representatives in the South Dakota State Legislature from 2017-18


2018

In 2018, Republican congresswoman Kristi Noem defeated Democrat Billie Sutton in the gubernatorial election, and Republican Dusty Johnson defeated Democrat Tim Bjorkman for the state's at-large seat in the US House of Representatives add something

 

Huron, South Dakota - In 2018, Huron became the second fastest growing city in South Dakota

 

John Thune - In July 2018, as the Trump administration pushed for aid for agricultural producers affected by retaliatory tariffs, Thune stated that the plan offered a "false and short-term" sense of security and cited the importance of fair and free trade for farmers in South Dakota


2019

On July 1 2019, a law will go into effect making Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota the official indigenous languages of South Dakota add something

 

Kristi Noem - In February 2019, she said that the Trump administration's trade wars had devastated South Dakota

 

Kristi Noem - On March 20, 2019, Noem signed a bill into law requiring South Dakota's state universities to promote and protect intellectual diversity, and on that same day, she signed several bills restricting abortion