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5 Fun Facts About April 10 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1849, the first territorial legislature of Minnesota convened in St. Paul. This marked an important step towards statehood and the beginning of organized government in the region.

2. In 1866, the Great Hinckley Fire started on April 10 and burned for four days, killing over 400 people and causing widespread destruction. The fire remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history.

3. In 1925, the Minnesota Twins played their first game on April 10 as a minor league team in the American Association. Today, the Twins are a major league baseball team based in Minneapolis.

4. In 1979, the Mall of America was incorporated on April 10. When it opened in 1992, it was the largest indoor shopping mall in the world and is still one of the most popular tourist destinations in Minnesota.

5. In 2018, Prince's Paisley Park museum in Chanhassen announced it would be hosting a four-day celebration of the musician's life and legacy from April 19-22, which included performances, panel discussions, and guided tours of his former home and recording studio. Prince was born and raised in Minnesota and was a beloved figure in the state's music scene.
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