Today's Date: April 24
Seth Eastman becomes commander of Fort Snelling for a third time, holding the post until May 14.
In a scene reminiscent of a biblical plague, thousands of frogs overrun Melrose. The Melrose Beacon explains that the frogs' annual migratory pattern runs through town.
The first baseball game is played at Metropolitan Stadium, and the Wichita Braves beat the Minneapolis Millers, 5-3.