Friday, November 11, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 11

November 11, 1918 – Exactly at 1:47 this morning, slumbering Minneapolis grew restless, turned over a few times and then perked up its ears to hear the noise.

Whistles at mills, shops and on railroad engines, shrilled in dissonant cadence, gongs were pounded to the bursting limit and within a few minutes the pandemonium rose to a nerve-wrecking intensity.

Celebrating Downtown Minneapolis1

Minneapolis grumbled and stretched, then dressed hurriedly, speeding to the downtown street to make more noise, participating in the dizzy revelry. The celebration continued for 24 hours.

The war was over!

The Daily News headline2

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune
; “Bedlam Day, Year Ago”; Nov. 11, 1919; p. 1.




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