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5 Fun Facts About October 24 In Minnesota History

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1. On October 24, 1979, a group of Native American protesters known as the American Indian Movement, or AIM, took over control of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building in Minneapolis. The 14-hour occupation ended peacefully with no injuries reported.

2. In 1884, a group of six men were convicted of the murder of four Ojibwe Indians in what became known as the "Pine County Murders" case. They were sentenced to hang on October 24, but the trial was later overturned due to insufficient evidence.

3. On October 24, 1925, the Cathedral of St. Paul was officially dedicated by Archbishop Austin Dowling. The cathedral, located in St. Paul, is one of the most prominent landmarks in Minnesota and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

4. The Hennepin County Government Center opened its doors on October 24, 1970. The modernist building, located in downtown Minneapolis, is known for its distinctive design, which features a central plaza surrounded by office towers.

5. In 2002, the Minnesota Twins won Game 6 of the World Series against the Anaheim Angels on October 24. Though the Twins lost the following game, the win was a major achievement for the team and its fans.
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