Tuesday, January 15, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 15


January 15, 1968 – “Shortly after completing a pass to teammate Wayne Connelly, [Minnesota North Star Bill Masterson] was checked by Oakland's Larry Cahan and Ron Harris and fell backwards onto the ice head-first. The force of the back of his head hitting the ice caused blood to gush from his mouth and nose. Masterton sustained a massive brain hemorrhage that damaged the pons. The injury was so severe that doctors were unable to perform surgery, and Masterton died [on this date]. Masterton was not wearing a helmet.

His death would result in more intense lobbying to make it mandatory for hockey players to wear helmets, which were uncommon in North American professional hockey at the time. Helmets were made a mandatory piece of equipment for incoming professional players before the start of the 1979–80 season, though older players were not required to wear them.

Masterton's #19 jersey has never been worn again by any player in the North Stars/Stars franchise, and it was officially retired in 1987, six years before the North Stars left Minnesota.”

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



http://northstarslegends.blogspot.com/2008/01/bill-masterton.html

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Monday, January 14, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 14

January 14, 1962 – RB Hugh McElhenny and WR Jerry Reichow became the first Vikings to compete in the Pro Bowl. They were part of the Western Conference All-Stars who beat the Eastern Conference squad, 31-30, at the Los Angeles Coliseum.” 

http://www.vikings.com/team/history/timeline.html




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Sunday, January 13, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 13

January 13, 1984 – A jury found Marjorie Congdon Caldwell Hagen guilty of arson and insurance fraud in Hennepin County District Court on this date. The jury “accepted the prosecution’s contention that she set fire to [her former] home with gasoline in a scheme to collect $19,000 in cash from an insurance company and to pay off a $36,000 debt on the house. She had already sold the house, but remained a beneficiary of the new owner’s insurance policy.”

News-Tribune & Herald; “Marjorie Hagen guilty of arson”; Duluth, Minn.; January 14, 1984; pp. 1A & 3A.



Marjorie Congdon Caldwell Hagen

http://www.123people.com/e/marjorie+congdon
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Saturday, January 12, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 12

January 12, 1913 - The first airplane to fly over Minneapolis buzzes the Fourth Street tower of the City Hall and Courthouse [on this date]. 

http://www.municipalbuildingcommission.org/1910s2.html




“City Hall and Courthouse A familiar view of the City Hall and Courthouse from the northwest. As seen in the photograph, the magnificent structure dwarfed surrounding buildings, such as the row houses to the west and across the block. It remained the tallest building in Minneapolis until the construction of the Foshay Tower in the 1920s.”

http://www.municipalbuildingcommission.org/Historic_Photos.html?gallery=b04c89e5-2667-4c98-b030-dee56f4f8ee7&image=CHCC06_4.jpg
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Friday, January 11, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 11


January 11, 1946 – Marlene Johnson, the first female Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, was born in Braham, Minn., on this date. 

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



Marlene Johnson

http://collections.mnhs.org/governors/index.php/10004356

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

On this Date in Minnesota History: January 10


January 10, 1924 - Earl E. Bakken, an American engineer, businessman and philanthropist was born in Columbia Heights, Minn. “He founded Medtronic, where he developed the first battery-operated, transistorized, wearable artificial pacemaker in 1957.” 



Earl Bakken

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

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 9

January 9, 2014 – Imprisoned for nine months in the United Arab Emirates over a YouTube video spoof of Dubai youth culture, Shezanne Cassim landed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport today a free man. Born in Sri-Lanca, Cassim is a U.S. citizen from Woodbury who had been living and working in Dubai. After posting the video, he was brought in for questioning by the police and immediately jailed. Two months later, he was locked in the Abu Dhabi prison, as were several of his friends who appeared in the video.

Cassim’s family had contacted U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who worked closely with the State Department, “met with the U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E. and worked directly with the Emirates Ambassador to the United States to advocate for Cassim’s return. Sen. Al Frankin, D-Minn., and U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., also joined the push.”

StarTribune; “Out of foreign jail, U grad appreciates his freedom”; January 10, 2014; pp. B1 and B6.



Shezanne Cassim

http://www.echr.org.uk/press-releases/american-imprisoned-dubai-posting-
satirical-video-youtube

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