After a few days of not a lot, today is one busy day

1858-The Yankton Dakota cede the area around their Pipestone quarry

1865-St. Paul businesses close and city officials wear black armbands on the national day of Mourning for President Abraham Lincoln

1866-Samuel J. Brown receives word that an Indian raid is headed for settlements in Minnesota.  He makes the ride only to find the report is erroneous.

1902-The Duluth public Library opens

1945-"Hail! Minnesota" becomes the state song.

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