Sunday, February 26, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 26

February 26, 1951 – On this date, Minnesota was the 36th state (of 41 total) to ratify the 22nd Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. This amendment limited a U. S. president to two terms in office. At the time, ratification required 36 states out of 48; today, ratification would require 38 states out of 50.

http://www.440int.com/twtd/archives/feb26.html




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Saturday, February 25, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 25

February 25, 1856 – Named after William and Allan Morrison, two early Minnesota pioneers involved in the fur trade, Morrison County was established on this date.

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 351.




Allan Morrison

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Friday, February 24, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 24

February 24, 1980 – Led by coach Herb Brooks, Team USA beat the Finns 4-2 to win the Olympic gold medal at Lake Placid, NY, on this date. More than half of the squad of college players was from Minnesota. “It was only the second time that the U.S. had won the gold medal for hockey – the first time was 20 years ago – and it was the first time since 1964 that the Soviet Union failed to win the medal.”

Minneapolis Tribune; “U.S. six beats Finns for gold”; February 25, 1980; pp. 1C, 3C, 5C.



Herb Brooks

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 23

*February 23, 1983 – “Eveleth native Mark Pavelich became the first United States-born National Hockey League player to score five goals in a game when he led the New York Rangers to an 11 to 3 victory over the Hartford Whalers in New York City. Pavelich was a member of the gold medal-winning "Miracle on Ice" 1980 U. S. Olympic hockey team.”

http://www.thehistorypeople.com/data/docs/timeline-part3.pdf




Mark Pavelich
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 22

February 22, 1918 – “No Senate tradition has been more steadfastly maintained than the annual reading of President George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address. In this letter to “Friends and Citizens,” Washington warned that the forces of geographical sectionalism, political factionalism, and interference by foreign powers in the nation's domestic affairs threatened the stability of the Republic. He urged Americans to subordinate sectional jealousies to common national interests.”

“Every year since 1896, the Senate has observed Washington's Birthday by selecting one of its members, alternating parties, to read the 7,641-word statement in legislative session. Delivery generally takes about 45 minutes.”

On this date, Washington’s Farewell Address was read by Minn. Senator Henrik Shipstead.

http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Washingtons_Farewell_Address.htm




http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/resources/pdf/ShipsteadPage.pdf

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 21

February 21, 1919 – The first airplane trip from the Twin Cities to Duluth occurred on this date. Lieut. Walter Bullock and Maj. William Garis reached Duluth at 2:46 this afternoon carrying official documents for Col. Roger M. Weaver, J. D. Ensign, Miss Emma Hicks and Col. W. F. Henry, acting postmaster. The journey, said both pilot and observer, was uneventful. Neither air-currents nor extreme cold caused them any discomfort.

The trip required two hours and 31 minutes. They left Minneapolis at 11:55 this morning.

At the invitation of Mayor Hart of Moose Lake, the aviators made their only stop during the trip. They landed on Moose Lake without difficulty and, while Maj. Garis made an official call on the mayor, Lieut. Bullock replenished his gasoline supply.

They passed Carlton at a height of 5,000 feet, found the St. Louis River and followed its course until Superior was reached. Then they circled to the south, swooped up the bay and made a perfect landing at the first trial on Park Point, at Thirty-fifth St. and Minnesota Ave.



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The Duluth Herald; “First Airplane Arrives in Duluth From Mill City. No Mishaps Mar Flight; But One Stop. Makes Flight in Two Hours and Thirty-One Minutes. Lands at Moose Lake at Mayor’s Invitation. Will Leave on Return Trip on Saturday Afternoon.; Feb. 21, 1919; p. 1






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Monday, February 20, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 20

February 20, 1855 – “Two years after the white man made his first permanent settlements here - the Territorial Legislative created Olmsted County from 660 square miles of land then a part of Winona, Fillmore, and Wabasha Counties.”

The “county was named after David Olmsted, who first came to Minnesota in 1848. He was elected a member of the first Territorial council and in 1854 was elected the first Mayor of St. Paul.”

http://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/yourgovernment/Pages/HistoryofOlmstedCounty.aspx




David Olmsted
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