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5 Fun Facts About June 7 In Minnesota History

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1. On June 7, 1858, the Minnesota Constitution was adopted, officially making Minnesota the 32nd state in the United States.

2. June 7, 1899 saw the opening of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which today houses a vast collection of art from around the world and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

3. In 1917, the worst tornado in Minnesota history struck the town of Tyler on June 7th, killing nine people and causing extensive damage to buildings and homes throughout the area.

4. On June 7, 1945, World War II hero and Minnesota native General Joseph Stilwell was relieved of his command by President Harry Truman, ending a difficult stint as commander of Allied forces in China.

5. Minnesota Vikings legend Randy Moss was born on June 7, 1977 in Rand, West Virginia. Moss would go on to become one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, spending seven seasons with the Vikings and earning six Pro Bowl selections.
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