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5 Fun Facts About February 6 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1895, the city of Minneapolis witnessed the first automobile accident in Minnesota history as a steam-driven car collided with a streetcar. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

2. On February 6, 1933, Harlem Globetrotters played their first-ever professional basketball game in Hinckley, MN. The team went on to become a household name in the United States and around the world.

3. The temperature in Tower, MN, dipped to a bone-chilling -60°F on February 6, 1996, setting an all-time low temperature record in Minnesota.

4. In 1984, the Minnesota Twins signed future Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett to his first professional baseball contract. Puckett went on to become one of the greatest players in Twins history and played his entire career in Minnesota.

5. In 1887, an international treaty was signed in Washington D.C. between the United States and Great Britain regarding the fishing rights in waters along the United States and Canada border. The treaty had significant implications for Minnesota due to the state's location near the border and reliance on fishing-related industries.
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