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5 Fun Facts About December 27 In Minnesota History

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1. On December 27, 1837, the United States officially established the territory of Minnesota, which included parts of present-day North and South Dakota, as well as Minnesota.

2. In 1858, on December 27, Minnesota was officially admitted as the 32nd state in the union, after five years as a territory.

3. December 27, 1872 marked a significant event in the history of the state's public education system – the founding of St. Cloud Normal School, which later became St. Cloud State University.

4. On December 27, 1900, the iconic Pillsbury "Best Flour" brand was trademarked in Minneapolis, where the company was founded in 1869.

5. In 1991, the Minnesota Twins signed future Hall of Fame pitcher, Jack Morris, on December 27th, setting the stage for the team's successful 1991 World Series run. Morris was instrumental in securing a Game 7 victory for the Twins, pitching a ten-inning shutout against the Atlanta Braves in what has been called one of the greatest pitching performances in modern baseball history.
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