(Bismarck, ND) — A Bismarck man celebrated his 105th birthday on Thursday. Ray Magstadt was born on August 17th, 1918 and has been witness to many historic events and changes over the decades, ranging from the Great Depression to pivotal upgrades in technology. Despite his age, Magstadt is doing well and still lives independently. When asked about the secret to his longevity, he said it may be his family genes, noting that both his parents lived well into their 90s. Magstadt says at his age, every day is a gift he’s happy to receive.