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5 Fun Facts About June 10 In Minnesota History

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1. On June 10, 1868, the University of Minnesota was established. Originally named the Minnesota State Normal School, the university's first classes were held in an abandoned warehouse in Minneapolis. Today, the University of Minnesota is one of the largest and most respected public research universities in the country.

2. In 1910, on June 10th, the Minnesota state legislature passed a law prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. This law went into effect on July 1, 1919, one year before the federal government enacted Prohibition across the country.

3. Jason Zucker, a professional hockey player for the Minnesota Wild, was born on June 10, 1992. He was drafted by the Wild in 2010 and has played for the team ever since, becoming one of its top scorers.

4. On June 10, 2017, the Minnesota Lynx professional women's basketball team set a new WNBA record for most consecutive regular-season home victories. The Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 80-66, earning their 34th straight regular-season home win, surpassing the previous record set by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2003-2004.

5. Bob Dylan, one of Minnesota's most famous natives, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on June 10, 2016. Dylan grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota, and became one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, known for his poetic and socially conscious lyrics.
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