Tuesday, March 3, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 3

March 3, 1999 — “The Pioneer Press exposes an academic cheating scandal in the University of Minnesota's men's basketball program. Coach Clem Haskins later negotiates a contract buyout, the NCAA puts the team on probation for four years, and the Pioneer Press wins a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage.”

http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2008/07/part-3-150-minnesota-moments-wed-just-soon-forget




Coach Clem Haskins

http://www.scoopweb.com/Clem_Haskins

Monday, March 2, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 2

March 2, 1920 – On this date, Frank O. Lowden returned to Sunrise, Minn., where he was born on Jan. 26, 1861, to announce his candidacy for President of the United States. Lowden was the Governor if Ill. at the time. “At the Republican Convention in Chicago, a deadlock occurred with General Leonard Wood. A compromise candidate was chosen and Warren G. Harding [became] the 29th President of the United States.”

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMF1CT_Frank_O_Lowden_Almost_a_President

This historical marker is located in front of the Sunrise, Minn. town hall where Frank Orren Lowden attended school.





Frank O. Lowden "Almost A President"!

Born January 26, 1861, just a mile southwest of here, Frank Lowden attended school at this site, until the age of 7. His Dad, Lorenzo, helped build the school at the beginning of the Civil War. His brother Eugene, and sister Caroline are buried in the Sunrise Cemetery. In 1868, the Lowdens moved to Iowa. From 1917-1921, Frank served as Governor of Illinois. On March 2, 1920, he returned to Sunrise and announced his candidacy for President! At the Republican Convention in Chicago, a deadlock occurred with General Leonard Wood. A compromise candidate was chosen and Warren G. Harding would become the 29th President of the United States.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 1

March 1, 1927 – Clara Hampson Ueland, President of the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association, 1914-19, and the first President of Minnesota League of Women Voters, 1919-20, died on this date. “Returning from the Capitol and a day of lobbying on behalf of a bill for working women, she was run down by a truck as she stepped off a street corner near her home.

A banner headline across the top of the front page of the next day's Minneapolis Journal on March 2, 1927, proclaimed: ‘Mrs. Andreas Ueland killed.’ A memorial service at the State Capitol was the first ever bestowed on a private citizen of Minnesota, as was the broadcast of that service over WCCO radio.”

http://www.lwvmn.org/page.aspx?pid=422




Clara Hampson Ueland

http://www.lwvmn.org/page.aspx?pid=422

Saturday, February 28, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 28

February 28, 1866 – Beltrami County, Minn., was established on this date. “The county name was adopted in honor of Giacomo Constantino Beltrami, the Italian explorer in 1823 of the most northern sources of the Mississippi [River] near the center part of this county lying south of Red Lake.”

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 34




Giacomo Constantino Beltrami

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GCBeltrami.jpg

Friday, February 27, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 27

February 27, 1896 – Actor William Demarest, best remembered today as Uncle Charlie on the TV show “My Three Sons,” was born on this date in St. Paul, Minn.

http://www.historyorb.com/day/february/27

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Demarest




"Don Grady and William Demarest in ‘My Three Sons’ 1969"
by CBS Television


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Demarest#mediaviewer/File:Don_Grady_William_Demarest_My_Three_Sons_1969.JPG

Thursday, February 26, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 26

February 26, 1926 – “Professional wrestling trainer and promoter” Verne Gagne was born in Robbinsdale, Minn., on this date. “Gagne is a 16-time world heavyweight champion, having held the AWA World Heavyweight Championship 10-times, the World Heavyweight Championship (Omaha version) 5-times, and the IWA World Heavyweight Championship once.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verne_Gagne




Verne Gagne
http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/profiles/v/verne-gagne.php


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 25

February 25, 1931 – “A fire broke out on the west side of the attic in the [Rice County Courthouse in Faribault, Minn., on this date], and while firemen were attempting to put it out, the fire spread to the cuppola and engulfed the tower. Virtually everything, other than the two fireproof wings added in 1924, was destroyed. However, there were not any injuries to people in the building, and even the Courthouse cat, Tommy, made it out alive thanks to a brave custodian. The cause of the fire was never determined.”

http://www.co.rice.mn.us/node/2010




Rice County Courthouse 1901

http://www.co.rice.mn.us/node/2010