- Associated Press - Monday, November 2, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota celebrates its 126th anniversary of statehood on Monday, but the birthday will pass without the festivities of last year’s quasquicentennial.

South Dakota was admitted as the 40th state on Nov. 2, 1889, by President Benjamin Harrison. North Dakota was admitted on the same day.

No major celebrations are planned for the state’s latest birthday.

Last year, Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard attended a South Dakota Symphony Concert celebrating the state’s 125th anniversary of statehood in the Capitol Building Rotunda. The event, held the Saturday before the anniversary because Nov. 2 fell on a Sunday, capped off more than a year of activities throughout the state.

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