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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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 8


January 8, 1991 – After 12 seasons with the Minnesota Twins and seven seasons with the California Angels, Rod Carew became only the 22nd player in history to be voted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame on the first ballot.

https://rodcarew.com/biography/



Rod Carew

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Monday, January 7, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 7

January 7, 1911 – The first appearance in district court of Duluth’s woman lawyer, Mrs. I. C. Buell, took place this morning when she appeared before Judge William A. Cant to argue against a motion transferring the case of Duchon Vuckovich against the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company to the Virginia court.



Mrs. I. C. Buell, Attorney at Law


The motion for the transfer was made by Attorney Theodore Hollister, who represents the mining company. Judge Cant denied the motion.

Mrs. Buell represents Duchon Vuckovich in his personal injury case against the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. He was hurt, he claims, while working for the company, and asks for $2,000.

Mrs. Buell is making quite a reputation as a settlement lawyer. Since coming to Duluth she has never before appeared in court either to argue a motion or to try a case. Some attorneys think it best to talk the matter over and settle it out of court.

The Duluth Herald; “Woman Lawyer Wins First Case in Court; Jan. 7, 1911; p. 2.
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 6


January 6, 1920 – Unrepentant for the scores of highway robberies in the Twin Cities, and mindful only of his “reputation,” Henry Jorgenson, alias Robert Alden, the Owatonna kid, today pleaded with a St. Paul Dispatch reporter to “get it right with the public about that pint of cream which you said I stole.”

Jorgenson, who is only 18 years old, has admitted to 20 holdups in St. Paul and 14 in Minneapolis in the past three months, according to police. He and his partner, George Christensen, also under arrest, have admitted their identity as the Mutt and Jeff bandits whose activities in the Hill district have kept police on edge since Nov.

Jorgensen was arrested in Minneapolis on Sunday by Detective William Oliver and Thomas Brown of St. Paul after he had purchased a ticket to Owatonna, his home.

Police recalled today that it was Owatonna that charged that St. Paul was the harbor of thieves and accused the police department of protecting bandits who operated in nearby towns. In his confession, Jorgensen said that Owatonna was his “nest” where he ran to cover after he had prayed on the public.

Police Chief J. J. O’Connor, who outguessed Jorgensen and led him into a trap, has characterized him as “an ace of the underworld and the coolest working ‘stick-up’ in St. Paul in a decade.”

Jorgensen is a debonair, well dressed youth with an easy, courteous manner and is an excellent conversationalist.

The Daily People’s Press; “Bandit Youth Says Home is in Owatonna. Admits more than 20 Robberies in Twin Cities.”; Owatonna, Minn.; Jan. 7, 1920; p. 1.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_SMAg35_gg

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 5

January 5, 1914 – Because the assessor of Hibbing overlooked the fact that the Albany Mine, an 80-acre tract, had been detached from the township of Stuntze and added to the village of Hibbing in 1910, owners of the mine have escaped paying taxes under the village rate. The assessor levied only the township rate on the mining property. The difference between the two rates is approximately $2,000 a year.

An accountant who examined the books of the village of Hibbing recently found the omission and called it to the attention of the county taxing officials. Application was made today to County Auditor Halden to extend the tax for the omitted years for the difference between the village and township rates. The auditor, acting upon an opinion furnished by C. E. Adams, attorney for the county board, today placed the property on the 1913 tax books.

The back taxes will be collected with the regular 1913 taxes and the village of Hibbing will receive its overlooked revenue at the apportionment following the tax collections.

The Duluth Herald; “Overlooked Big Mine Assessment. Hibbing May Get Back Taxes From the Albany Mine.”; Jan. 6, 1914; p. 11.



Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Feb. 7, 2015,
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Friday, January 4, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 4

January 4, 1922 – J. M. McConnell, Minnesota commissioner of education, has submitted a portion of the 1922 report of the state department of education regarding teachers’ salaries. The average salary paid to men in high and grade schools in this state is $192 a month, and the average for women is $132 per month. The ratio is one man to 6.8 women.

The rural schools’ average salary for men is $126 and the average for women is $103. The ratio is one man to 20.7 women. The figures submitted to the joint legislative committee on education today placed the average salaries for men at $89.60 and for women at $74.62.

The correctness for the report was under fire by Rep. Theodore Christensen of Dawson and other members and Mr. McConnell attained the most recent figures.

The average salary paid to men teachers in Minneapolis is $280 a month and to women $180 a month; in St. Paul, men $235 and women $160. For the fiscal years ending July 1, 1921, there were 505,681 pupils in Minnesota schools as compare to 503,597 the year before. There were 19,960 teachers for the fiscal year 1921, as compared to 19,575 for 1920.

McConnell averages the school year at 10 months in cities of major size and nine months in smaller cities, while in rural communities it is from six to nine months.

The Duluth Herald; “One Male to 6.8 Women Teachers in Gopher State”; Jan. 5, 1922; p. 7.


Henriette, Minn., 7th and 8th graders in 1922
http://www.lakesnwoods.com/images3/HenrietteBD.jpg


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Not only did women teachers make much less money than men teachers, most district contracts included rules for women teachers that did not apply to men teachers:

1. Not to get married. This contract becomes null and void if the (female) teacher marries.
2. Not to have company with men.
3. To be at home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless in attendance at a school function.
4. Not to loiter downtown in ice cream stores.
5. Not to leave town any time without the permission of the Chairman of the Trustees.
6. Not to smoke cigarettes.
7. Not to drink beer, wine or whiskey.
8. 
Not to ride in a carriage or automobile with any man except her brother or father.
9. Not to dress in bright colors.
10. Not to dye their hair.
11. To wear at least two petticoats.
12. Not to wear dresses more than 2 inches above the ankle.
13. To keep the schoolroom clean, including scrubbing the floor weekly with soap and hot water.
14. Not to wear face powder, mascara or to paint lips.


https://michaeljlewis.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/a-hilarious-teachers-contract-from-1922-women-werent-trusted-too-much-and-jon-stewart-takes-on-gop-victimhood/


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Thursday, January 3, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 3

January 3, 1913 – Nerve and grit saved the life of Duncan Finlayson today.

With his leg mangled and the bones splintered so that they protruded from the flesh, Finlayson, despite his 72 years and the awful pain, extricated himself from a fallen tree and crawled a mile through the wood to his cabin near Arnold in St. Louis County, Minn.

Fortunately, a neighbor chanced to pass as he neared his shack, and Finlayson called out to him. The neighbor helped him to his home, where the services of a nurse were secured. After the injured man had been made comfortable as possible, police headquarters was notified. Dr. C. W. Taylor answered the call with Patrolman William Perry. Dr. Taylor dressed the wound and set the leg, and had Finlayson removed to St. Mary’s Hospital. He is resting comfortably and it is stated that he will probably recover despite the heavy loss of blood.

Finlayson was injured as he was chopping trees for wood in a clump of timber about a mile from the shack where he has been “batching.” A falling tree was shot out of its course as it struck the branches of another and pinned the aged settler to the ground. Regaining consciousness in the face excruciating agony he managed to free himself and get to the road, where he was picked up by his neighbor. Had he not shown an unusual degree of courage, he would have frozen to death before being discovered. He was living alone and might not have been missed for several days.

The Duluth Herald; “Saves Life by Courage. Aged Settler With Broken Leg Crawls Mile Through the Woods. Was Cutting Firewood When Falling Tree Crushed His Leg.”; Jan. 4, 1913; p. 2.



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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 2

January 2, 1903 – James N. Castle, one of the leading attorneys of Minnesota, was found dead shortly after noon today in the chicken yard at his home in Stillwater. The condition of the body indicated that death had occurred several hours earlier. He had not been in the best of health for some time. This morning he started out to feed his chickens, Castle having devoted much of his leisure time lately to the raising of high-grade poultry. From that time on no one saw him until his nephew, Jay Castle, found Castle lying cold in death. Dr. Clark was summoned, and pronounced him dead and said that death was unquestionably due to heart failure.




Born in Shefford, Canada, Castle was 65 years of age. He received a common school education, and after reading law for a few years came to Minnesota in 1882. He taught school in Afton, Washington County, and later studied law with Smith & Gilman in St. Paul. He was elected Washington County Attorney in 1865 and in 1868 he was elected to the state senate, serving two years. He was again elected to the state senate in 1878 and served four years. He was elected a member of congress to succeed the late Edmund Rice, and was nominated for a second term, but was defeated by S. P. Snider, of Minneapolis. Deceased was always an ardent Democrat, and was his party’s nominee for county attorney in the last campaign, being defeated by J. C. Nethway of Stillwater.

He was president of the Washington Bar Association, and was held in high esteem. He was an able lawyer, and at the time of his death had important law cases pending in the district and supreme courts. He was a widower, his wife having died some years ago, and is survived by a half-brother, Luke Castle, of Stillwater. He was a member of St. John’s Lodge, A. F. and A. M., and was also a Knight Templar. The deceased had a very wide acquaintance in Minnesota and also had a large number of intimate personal friends in Washington, D. C.

The Saint Paul Globe; “Ex-Congressman Castle Dead. Body Found Cold and Rigid in Chicken Yard at Stillwater.”; Jan. 3, 1903; p. 6.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain March 19, 2017, as long as acknowledgement included. 
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