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5 Fun Facts About July 25 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1910, the first airplane flight in Minnesota took place when George Bovey flew his Curtiss biplane over the city of Lake City. Bovey was an early aviation enthusiast and a member of the Aero Club of America.

2. On July 25, 1919, the first International Falls-Voyageurs Highway Bridge opened, connecting International Falls, Minnesota, and Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. The bridge was considered an engineering marvel of its time, and it is still in use today.

3. In 1978, the film adaptation of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" premiered in St. Paul, Minnesota. The film was directed by Robert Altman and starred Keillor, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, and others.

4. The Mall of America, one of the largest malls in the United States, opened on July 25, 1992, in Bloomington, Minnesota. The mall features over 500 stores, an amusement park, a miniature golf course, and other attractions.

5. On July 25, 2009, the Minneapolis Metrodome hosted the first Monster Jam event ever held inside a covered stadium. Monster Jam is a popular entertainment event featuring monster trucks competing in various contests and stunts.
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