Commemorate the day in 1889 when North Dakota became the 39th state of the Union.
On November 2, 1889, North Dakota was admitted to the Union when President Benjamin Harrison signed the Proclamation of Admission. South Dakota, Montana and Washington were also admitted on that day. The process towards statehood began on February 22, 1889, when President Grover Cleveland signed the Enabling Act. Then, on October 1 of that year, North Dakota’s voters approved the state’s new constitution.