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5 Fun Facts About November 21 In Minnesota History

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1. On November 21, 1904, the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety was established in response to fears of sabotage and espionage during World War I. The commission exercised broad powers over civil liberties and was criticized for its suppression of free speech and civil rights.

2. In 1935, the University of Minnesota football team won the Big Ten championship on November 21 with a 20-7 victory over Wisconsin. It was the first conference title for the Gophers in 29 years.

3. On November 21, 1960, Minnesota native Vance DeBar "Pinto" Colvig passed away. Colvig was a voice actor and animator who is best known for his work on classic cartoons like Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Pinocchio", as well as the voice of Bozo the Clown.

4. The first record snowstorm of the season hit Minnesota on November 21, 1995. The storm dumped up to a foot of snow over parts of the state and caused widespread power outages and travel delays.

5. On November 21, 2013, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson won the NFL's Offensive Player of the Year award. Peterson had a remarkable season, rushing for over 2,000 yards and carrying the Vikings to the playoffs.
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