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5 Fun Facts About May 6 In Minnesota History

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1. The first recorded tornado outbreak in Minnesota occurred on May 6, 1965, when at least 13 tornadoes touched down in the state, causing significant damage and multiple fatalities.

2. On May 6, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state to join the United States, after a long struggle for statehood that had been complicated by conflicts with Native American tribes and political disputes.

3. In 1954, May 6 was designated "National Nurses Day" by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in honor of the vital role that nurses play in healthcare and society. This day has since been expanded to a week-long celebration known as National Nurses Week.

4. May 6, 1917 was the opening day of the Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul, after several years of construction and renovation. The building is an important landmark and cultural attraction in the state, and serves as the seat of government for Minnesota.

5. The Minnesota Twins baseball team made history on May 6, 1959, when they played their first home game at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. The team had been formed just a few months earlier, after the Washington Senators moved to Minnesota, and their debut marked the beginning of a long and successful history in the state.
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