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5 Fun Facts About May 14 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1955, the Minneapolis Lakers won their fifth NBA championship. Led by George Mikan and coached by John Kundla, the Lakers defeated the Syracuse Nationals in the finals.

2. On May 14, 1965, the first U.S. Navy SEALs were deployed to Vietnam. The elite military unit played a crucial role in the Vietnam War, conducting covert missions and reconnaissance operations.

3. In 1973, the Minnesota Twins set a major league record by hitting five home runs in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox. The Twins went on to win the game 11-2.

4. On May 14, 1986, a tornado struck the town of Rochester, Minnesota, causing extensive damage and killing one person. The tornado was part of a larger outbreak of severe weather that affected several states in the Midwest.

5. In 2013, Minnesota became the 12th state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage. The state had previously passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, but the amendment was repealed in 2012 and a bill legalizing same-sex marriage was signed into law the following year.
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