This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: April 24

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1846

Seth Eastman becomes commander of Fort Snelling for a third time, holding the post until May 14.

1914

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.

1956

The first baseball game is played at Metropolitan Stadium, and the Wichita Braves beat the Minneapolis Millers, 5-3.