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5 Fun Facts About September 5 In Minnesota History

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1. In 1962, Minnesota Twins pitcher Don Lee threw a no-hitter against the Kansas City Athletics. This was the first no-hitter ever thrown by a Twins pitcher.

2. In 1974, the iconic Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, announced that it would begin performing heart transplants. The first transplant took place in October of that year.

3. On September 5, 1987, a fire broke out in the Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis. The fire started on the 22nd floor and quickly spread to the 26th floor. No one was injured in the blaze, but the building sustained significant damage.

4. The popular Minnesota State Fair is always held during the last week of August and the first week of September, and September 5th has marked the final day of the fair several times over the years.

5. In 2007, the I-35W Mississippi River bridge in Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour traffic, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The tragedy sparked nationwide discussions about infrastructure safety and led to significant changes in bridge maintenance and inspection protocols.
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