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5 Fun Facts About June 13 In Minnesota History

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1. On June 13, 1864, the US-Dakota War officially ended with the execution of 38 Dakota men in Mankato, Minnesota. It remains the largest mass execution in US history.
2. The First National Bank of Minneapolis was founded on June 13, 1864, becoming the first national bank in Minnesota.
3. On June 13, 1898, the Grand Forks Tornado struck northwestern Minnesota and eastern North Dakota, killing 17 people and causing widespread damage.
4. June 13, 1920, marks the birth of Minnesota's own "Fiddlin' Doc" Roberts, a renowned old-time musician who recorded for many popular labels and influenced numerous fiddlers.
5. On June 13, 1945, the Minneapolis Lakers won the first of their five National Basketball Association (NBA) championships. The team was led by George Mikan, who is often considered the NBA's first dominant "big man".
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