This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: January 18

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Stephen A. Douglas, senator from Illinois, introduces a bill to organize Minnesota Territory.


Boxing great John L. Sullivan breaks his arm in the first round of a fight with Patsey Cardiff in Minneapolis, but the bout continues for five more rounds before a tie is called.


Frank Hibbing arrives in St. Louis County to test for a mine at the site that would eventually bear his name.


Demolition of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome begins.