You heard it hear first, today, Nov. 2, 2009, is South Dakota’s 120th birthday! WOW! Now if that is not a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is!
Anyways, South Dakota became a state on Nov. 2, 1889, when President Benjamin Harrison signed the proclamation of admission for both North Dakota and South Dakota.
South Dakota was the 40th state admitted to the union.
Happy Birthday SD!