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5 Fun Facts About October 27 In Minnesota History

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1. In 2002, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Chicago Bears 25-7 at the Metrodome. This was the first game for Randy Moss after he was traded to the Oakland Raiders and it marked the longest pass play in Vikings history, a 98-yard touchdown pass from Daunte Culpepper to Moss.

2. On October 27, 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state in the United States. The state was formed from the eastern portion of the Minnesota Territory and its constitution was ratified by the residents of the state on October 13, 1857.

3. In 1984, the Minnesota Twins won their first World Series championship by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. This was the first time the Twins had won a major league baseball championship since moving to Minnesota in 1961.

4. On this day in 2008, the Minnesota Orchestra embarked on a historic tour of Cuba, becoming the first U.S. orchestra to perform in the country since the embargo was established in 1960. The tour included concerts in Havana, Santiago de Cuba, and other cities.

5. In 1991, professional wrestler Ric Flair won his seventh World Championship Wrestling (WCW) Heavyweight Championship by defeating Hulk Hogan at Halloween Havoc in the Target Center in Minneapolis. This match is considered one of the greatest in WCW history and featured a controversial finish that has been debated by wrestling fans for years.
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