This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: February 21

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Henderson is incorporated. Joseph R. Brown had settled there in 1852, and he named the town for his aunt, Margaret Brown Henderson, and her son, Andrew.


Three Minnesota National Guardsmen—David Day of St. Louis Park, Jesse Lhotka of Appleton, and Jason Timmerman of Tracy—are killed in Iraq, marking the deadliest day for Minnesota soldiers since Vietnam. Sergeant Lhotka is credited with saving a fellow guardsman's life and helping evacuate another soldier before being killed by the roadside blast.