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5 Fun Facts About September 14 In Minnesota History

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1. On September 14, 1907, the first state fair in Rochester, Minnesota was held. Almost 20,000 people attended the fair, which included livestock exhibits, horse racing, and agricultural displays.

2. In 2014, on September 14, the Minnesota Vikings won their first game in their new stadium, U.S. Bank Stadium. They defeated the Green Bay Packers 17-14 in a nationally televised game.

3. On September 14, 1895, famous author and activist Sinclair Lewis was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. He would go on to become the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1930.

4. The first iron ore shipment from the Mesabi Range in northern Minnesota left the port of Two Harbors on September 14, 1884. This event marked the beginning of a mining boom that would transform Minnesota's economy.

5. On September 14, 1950, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport opened for commercial flights. The airport has since grown to become one of the busiest in the country, serving millions of passengers each year.
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