Hoeven Celebrates North Dakota's 123rd Birthday

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today congratulated North Dakota as the state marks its 123rd birthday. North Dakota became the country’s 39th state when admitted to the Union in 1889. To help mark this significant milestone in the state’s history, Hoeven encouraged citizens across North Dakota to pause to remember and celebrate North Dakota’s proud heritage.

“Today is an important milestone in North Dakota’s history, and we have much to be grateful for,” said Hoeven. “Since our state’s founding, we have been blessed with a population of hardworking and innovative people. These values have served as the bedrock of our state, guiding us through the past 123 years, helping enable us to create the strong economic climate and quality life we enjoy today. We are grateful to the previous generations of North Dakotans who worked to instill these principles that, most certainly, will continue to lead us in the years to come.”

President Benjamin Harrison approved statehood for North and South Dakota on Nov. 2 1889, thereby distinguishing the Dakota Territory has two individual states and making North and South Dakota, respectively, the country’s 39th and 40th states.