Today in MN History
Yet again, another busy day in Minnesota History
1808-The American Fur Company is formed by John Jacob Astor. The company existed until 1842.
1851-The first known baptism happens in the upper Mississippi River
1956-The C.L. Austin, an ore boat, picks up the first load of taconite at Silver Bay.
1982-The Minnesota Twins lose to the Seattle Mariners 11-7 in the Metrodome's first regular-season baseball game.