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5 Fun Facts About January 14 In Minnesota History

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1. On January 14, 1944, a U.S. Army B-24 bomber crashed in a blizzard near the Minnesota-Canada border, killing all 10 crew members on board. The crew was on a training mission at the time of the crash.

2. In 1969, the University of Minnesota's theater program received a production grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. The grant allowed the program to produce an English-language adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's play, "Les Mains Sales."

3. On January 14, 1976, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that a police officer could not search a person's car solely based on the smell of marijuana. The ruling set an important precedent for Fourth Amendment rights in the state.

4. The Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota, opened to the public on January 14, 2000. The facility features exhibits on the biology and ecology of the Great Lakes region.

5. In 2013, the Minnesota Vikings played their final game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. The Dome, as it was commonly known, was demolished later that year to make way for the team's new stadium, U.S. Bank Stadium.
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