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5 Fun Facts About December 14 In Minnesota History

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1. On December 14, 1967, the Guthrie Theater opened in Minneapolis. The theater, named after Sir Tyrone Guthrie, is a leading regional theater and known for its innovative productions.

2. Minnesota was officially granted statehood on December 14, 1858. It became the 32nd state in the United States and led the way for the western expansion of the country.

3. In 1976, Minnesota Vikings' running back Chuck Foreman set a team record for most touchdowns in a season with 22. He achieved this feat during a game against the Green Bay Packers on December 14.

4. The deadliest tornado outbreak in Minnesota's history occurred on December 14, 1926. At least 17 tornadoes swept through the state, killing 74 people and injuring hundreds more.

5. On December 14, 1916, the first edition of the newspaper "The Duluth News Tribune" was published. The newspaper remains in publication to this day and is considered to be one of the top newspapers in Minnesota.
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