Today, was one busy day for Minnesota

1805-Pine City records a high temp of 108 degrees

1861-During the outbreak of the Civil War, Minnesota is the first state to offer troops

1870-The St. Paul Academy of Natural Science is formed

1894-Organizer Eugene Debs calls a strike by the workers of the Great Northern Railway

1901-A poker game in Granite Falls ends with violence.  Local dentist S. Wintner notices his 2 kings lost to 2 aces 8 times in a row.

1977-The Minnesota Asian American Project is officially incorporated.

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