Here is a look at what has in Minnesota, in years past

1820-After a horrible winter that 40 of 100 men die, Colonel Henry Leavenworth moves his soldiers to Camp Coldwater.

1880-Lightning strikes the Fairbault gasworks

1884-Charles Bender is born is Brainerd.  He was the first Minnesotan to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1973-Father Frank Perkovich celebrates Minnesota's first polka mass at Resurrection Catholic Church.

1974-In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater presents its first Minneapolis May Day Parade.

There is a look at your MN history for today, and to read more visit mnopedia.com