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.