This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: October 23

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Actress Ethel Barrymore appears in the play Sunday , which runs through October 25 in St. Paul.


Sinclair Lewis's novel Main Street is published. In 1930, the Sauk Centre native would be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.


Minnesota residents Jeannette and Jean Piccard ascend in a hydrogen balloon to a record 57,579 feet. Jeanette would make a total of six trips into the stratosphere and would later serve as a consultant to NASA.