This Day In History
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
On This Day

Events

in 1858

Minnesota is admitted as...
Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State. Minnesota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was carved out of the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state on May 11, 1858. Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state's name comes from a Dakota word for "sky-tinted water". Those waters, together with forests, parks, and wilderness areas, offer residents and tourists a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.
Minnesota, United States

Births

in 1811
Chang and Eng Bunker

Chang and Eng Bunker were the conjoined twin brothers whose condition and birthplace became the basis for the term "Siamese twins".
in 1904
Salvador Dali

Salvador Domènec Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol, commonly known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain.

Deaths

in 1916
Max Reger

Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger was a German composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and academic teacher.
in 1981
Bob Marley

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.
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