Tuesday, February 9, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 9

February 9, 1887 - Melrose [Minn.] officially became a city on this date. “The vote to become a city was 125 for, 65 against. By that date, Melrose had been a village for 16 years and a community of white settlers for 23.”

http://www.melrosemn.org/history/ACenturyAsACity.htm




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Monday, February 8, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 8

February 8, 1920 – Vaudeville and motion picture stars Francis X. Bushman and his wife actress Beverly Bayne were in Minneapolis today. Miss Bayne, who was born in Minneapolis, spent the day renewing old acquaintances, coming back late this evening before she had made “half her visits,” she said.



 Francis X. Bushman1


 

Beverly Bayne2


 Bushman and Bayne, co-stars in several films, made scandalous news in 1918 after an affair the two had been having became national headlines. Bushman divorced his wife of 16 years (they had five children) to marry Bayne. The couple divorced in 1925.


Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Screen Star and Wife, Who Have Been Renewing Acquaintances Here; Feb. 9, 1920; p. 3.

https://travsd.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/stars-of-vaudeville-564-francis-x-bushman-and-beverly-bayne/

1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_X._Bushman

2https://travsd.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/stars-of-vaudeville-564-francis-x-bushman-and-beverly-bayne/
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 7

February 7, 1966“The Duluth City Council Planning Committee approved rezoning an 18-acre site in the Duluth Heights neighborhood from residential to commercial to accommodate construction of the 540,000 square foot Miller Hill Mall Shopping Center.”

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




http://www.yelp.com/biz/miller-hill-mall-duluth

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 6

February 6, 1939 – Actor Mike Farrell was born in St. Paul, Minn. on this date. He is best known for playing Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the ever popular series M*A*S*H for eight years.

http://www.mikefarrell.org/bio.html




 Mike Farrell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Farrell

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Friday, February 5, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 5

February 5, 1914 – Martin Flanagan, former chief of police of St. Paul, and Fred Turner, former chief of detectives, on trial the last week for the alleged acceptance of $1,000 from Dottie Hazzard, a former resort keeper, for police protection, were found not guilty today by the jury that had heard the case.

The jury went out shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday, and reached a verdict at 11:13 this morning.

It was not, however, until 11:45 a.m. that the defendants, Flanagan and Turner, were found and brought into the courtroom, where the verdict was read.

Both defendants maintained an indifferent attitude during the reading and at the conclusion offered nothing in the way of a demonstration.

The courtroom was only partly filled at the time. When the words “not guilty” were read, a number of hisses were heard, and Judge Morrison rapped sharply for order.

The indictment of Flanagan and Turner on alleged bribery charges began with the trouble at the home of Willie Wolf when Dottie Hazzard was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct. There was a party in progress at the home of Wolff and in the early morning hours, it was said the Hazzard woman appeared and demanded admittance.

When arrested, she told the court that Wolff had obtained $1,000 in order to pay Flanagan and Turner for police protection and that her visit to Wolff’s home was because of another demand for $200 made by Wolff. This led to the grand jury investigations and indictments against Flanagan, Turner, Wolff and a half dozen women of the underworld.


Martin Flanagan1

Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “St. Paul Jury Acquits Turner and Flanagan. ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict on the Charge of Taking Bribe From Hazzard Woman. Trial Begins Monday on Similar Charge in Connection With Ida Dorsey. Defendants Listen With Bored Air to Reading of the Verdict.”; Feb. 6, 1914; p. 1.
1http://www.spphs.com/history/chiefs.php
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 4

February 4, 2007 - Tony Dungy, former star quarterback for the University of Minnesota, became the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl title on this date.

“As coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Dungy led the team to a 29-17 victory over the Chicago Bears.”1

Dungy was also defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings under Dennis Green in 1992. While at Minnesota, Dungy's defense was ranked first in the NFL.2

1http://www.bet.com/news/sports/2015/02/04/this-day-in-black-history-feb-4-2007.html

2https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Dungy



Tony Dungy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Dungy#/media/File:Tony_Dungy_award_cropped.jpg

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 3

February 3, 1910 – Syrous M. Drake, an elderly farmer of Huntersville, Minn., who claimed to be a descendant of Sir Francis Drake, and an heir to an estate of $200,000,000, was arrested today at the Times Square post office in New York City by Inspector Kent on a charge of using the mails in connection with a scheme to defraud others, who believed themselves to be heirs of the famous British admiral.

Drake was held in $3,000 bail for examination.

Drake is specifically accused of having obtained $30 from Fanny Cagle of Hodgenville, Ky., to prosecute the claim to the Drake estate, $150 from J. C. Drake of White Field, Ky., and $10 from a man named Miller of Corsican, Tex.

Farmer Drake was certainly optimistic in his letter to hopeful claimants to the vast estate. To the Cagle woman, whom he addressed “Dear Cousin,” he wrote:

I have found an estate in Philadelphia and another in Boston of our great uncle and aunt, and the property is worth over $10,000,000,000; and another of Aunt Anna Drake in New York, who owned the water front from the Battery to the Twenty-third street ferry.”

With a figurative sigh he adds:

“Now the hardest thing I have to contend with is to have money enough for expenses. I have only got a small amount now on hand and possible cannot stand it more than next week unless I get some money in. If I had had the money last spring we would have had our millions before now.”


Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Minn. Farmer Accused of Using Mails to Defraud. Obtained Money From Alleged Heirs to English Estate, Is Specific Charge. Wrote Optimistic Letter About Easy Million—Now He Is Held in Gotham.”; Feb. 4, 1910; p. 1.




Sir Francis Drake

http://www.indrakeswake.co.uk/Images/Websize/NationalPortraitGalleryPortrait.jpg

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