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5 Fun Facts About October 3 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1965, the Minnesota Twins won their first-ever American League Championship Series, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the seventh and deciding game. The Twins went on to lose to the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series.

2. On October 3, 1862, the Dakota War of 1862 came to an end with the execution of 38 Dakota warriors in Mankato. It remains the largest mass execution in U.S. history.

3. In 1969, the University of Minnesota's iconic Northrop Auditorium opened its doors to the public. The concert hall has hosted countless performances by the likes of Bob Dylan, Leonard Bernstein, and Yo-Yo Ma.

4. In 1917, the Minnesota State High School League held its first-ever state cross-country meet in Minneapolis. The event has grown in popularity over the years, and now draws thousands of high school runners from across the state.

5. On October 3, 1985, a record-breaking snowstorm hit Minneapolis and St. Paul, dropping 8.2 inches of snow in just one day. It remains one of the earliest and heaviest snowfalls in Minnesota history.
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