Saturday, December 15, 2012
December 15, 1945 – “St. Cloud’s first female police officer, Ruby Danielson, began her work on this date. Danielson was employed as a teacher and governess before taking two weeks of on-the-job training with other policewomen in St. Paul. After her training, she came to St. Cloud to work for St. Cloud Police Chief A.T. Anderson. Officer Danielson was assigned to work with local health and welfare authorities.”
Friday, December 14, 2012
December 14, 1998 – “Susan Kimberly, a former St. Paul, MN., city council president and a Transgendered woman, was appointed by St. Paul mayor Norm Coleman to be the city's deputy mayor effective Jan. 4,” 1999. “Kimberly was known as Bob Sylvester before undergoing sex-reassignment surgery” in 1983. She was the first transgendered deputy mayor in America.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
December 13, 2006 – “Jeffrey Skilling reported to a low-security prison in Minnesota to begin serving a 24-year sentence for his crimes as a top executive at Enron Corp.”http://timelines.ws/states/MINNESOTA.HTML
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
December 12, 1977 – Birth of identical triplets Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn Dahm (born in that order) in Minneapolis. “They were the Playmates in the December 1998 issue of Playboy magazine.”
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
December 11, 1979 - St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Wright County, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on this date. It is a Gothic Revival, board-and-batten rural church constructed in 1871 under direction of parish founding member Octavius Longworth.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Dec. 11, 2012, as long as acknowledgement included.
Monday, December 10, 2012
December 10, 1930 - On this date, Sauk Centre, Minn., native Sinclair Lewis became the first American to be awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
December 9, 1935 — “Muckraking journalist Walter W. Liggett, who tracked Minneapolis corruption, [was] murdered [on this date]. No one was ever convicted.”
Walter W. Liggett