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5 Fun Facts About October 30 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1839, the first post office in Minnesota was established in Stillwater on October 30th. The town became a successful lumbering center and the post office played a vital role in its growth.

2. On October 30, 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt made a stop in Minneapolis during a tour of the western United States. During his speech, he famously stated, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

3. The Minnesota Twins won their first World Series on October 30, 1987, by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. The Twins' victory was a notable feat as they became the first team in MLB history to win the World Series after finishing last in their division in the previous year.

4. In 2003, Minnesota native and musician Prince performed a five-hour concert on October 30th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The concert was later released as a DVD titled "One Nite Alone... Live!"

5. On October 30, 2018, Minnesota elected Ilhan Omar as the first Somali-American and one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. Omar's victory was seen as a significant milestone for Muslims and immigrant communities in Minnesota and throughout the United States.
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