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5 Fun Facts About December 10 In Minnesota History

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1. 1987 - The First Women's Ice Hockey Game - The first women's ice hockey game was played at the St. Paul Civic Center in Minnesota on December 10, 1987, between the Golden Gophers of the University of Minnesota and the Beavers of Bemidji State University.

2. 1869 - Minnesota's Ratification of the 15th Amendment - Minnesota ratified the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on December 10, 1869, which guarantees the right to vote to all men regardless of race or color.

3. 1965 - The First Annual Star of the North Boat Regatta - The first annual Star of the North Boat Regatta was held on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis on December 10, 1965. It is one of the largest sailing regattas in the Upper Midwest, attracting sailors from across the country.

4. 2013 - Minnesota Vikings Retire Cris Carter's Jersey - Former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter's jersey was retired by the Minnesota Vikings on December 10, 2013. Carter played for the Vikings from 1990-2001 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

5. 1990 - Minnesota Twins' Kirby Puckett Wins AL MVP Award - Minnesota Twins outfielder Kirby Puckett was awarded the American League MVP Award on December 10, 1990. Puckett led the Twins to their second World Series championship that year and is considered one of the greatest players in team history.
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