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Saturday, April 26, 2014
On This Date in Minnesota History: April 26
April 26, 1877 – “Minnesota governor, John S.
Pillsbury declared a statewide day of prayer” on this date to fight the
grasshopper plagues that ate their way “from southern Wyoming over Nebraska and
the Dakotas all the way to Iowa and Minnesota” from 1873 – 1877.