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5 Fun Facts About October 22 In Minnesota History

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1. On October 22, 1879, the University of Minnesota first admitted female students to its classes. These women were able to attend the university's School of Agriculture, but it wasn't until 1892 that they were able to study alongside men in other programs.

2. In 1962, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) opened its new Terminal 1 building, replacing the outdated Terminal 1. The new terminal was designed to handle increased passenger traffic, and it now serves more than 38 million travelers annually.

3. On October 22, 1971, the first-ever Minnesota Renaissance Festival opened in Shakopee, MN. The festival has since become a beloved tradition in the state, drawing crowds of over 300,000 visitors each year.

4. In 1987, the Minnesota Twins won the World Series, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in a seven-game series. This was the first World Series championship for the Twins, who had previously won their division several times but had never gone all the way.

5. On October 22, 2003, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura launched a new radio talk show on the ABC Radio Network. The show, called "The Jesse Ventura Show," aired for three years and covered a range of topics from politics to pop culture.
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