BEST FRIENDS ND Fun Facts
For this Thursday, let's look at some interesting facts about the month of July!
July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars.
July has 31 days.
In 44 BCE, the Roman Se... Posted on 7/18/13 at 10:00 AM
A number of interesting individuals who lived in North Dakota found employment in various circuses, “Wild West” shows, and carnivals. In 1922, Hans Langseth, a farmer in Richland County, N.D., was judged to have the world’s longest beard, which measured 17 feet 4 inches. For a short time, he was showcased in the Ringling Brothers Circus, but quit to return to his farm and real estate business.
A Fargo printer became one of the most successful promoters this state has ever witnessed. At first, C.P. “Con” Walker organized highly successful baseball teams. After becoming manager of the Fargo Opera House, he started enlisting and managing a number of opera houses in North Dakota, Minnesota and Canada.
Under Col. George Custer’s command at the Battle of the Little Big Horn were a number of refugees who fled Europe to avoid prosecution or
retaliation. The most notorious was Carlo di Rudio (Charles DeRudio), who threw a bomb at a French royal procession in an effort to assassinate Napoleon III in 1858.
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