Here is your history for Friday...

1844-French Canadian Benjamin Gervais founds Little Canada.

1862-160 soldiers are surrounded by Dakota in the Battle of Birch Coulee.

1868-Oliver H. Kelly organizes Minnesota's first permanent grange.

1873-The Anti-Monopoly party is established.

1924-A large rally is held at the Fairmont fairgrounds

1952-The first open heart surgery is performed in Minneapolis.

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