Saturday, August 10, 2013

On this Date in Minnesota History: August 10

August 10, 1908 – During a heavy rain and wind storm the grandstand at Athletic park [in Redwing, Minn.], crowded with 400 persons, was lifted from its foundation and carried a distance of about three feet.”

Friday, August 9, 2013

On this Date in Minnesota History: August 9

August 9, 1823 – “Edward D. Neill was born in Philadelphia on this date. The Presbyterian minister arrived in St. Paul in 1849, founded the First Presbyterian Church, established public schools and served as Minnesota Territory superintendent of instruction, founded the Baldwin School and Macalester College, was chancellor of the U of M, chaplain of the First Minnesota, private secretary to Presidents Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, U. S. consul to Ireland, and Secretary of the Minnesota Historical Society.” 

Edward D. Neill

Thursday, August 8, 2013

On this Date in Minnesota history: August 8

August 8, 2009 – “Continental Express Flight 2816, en route with 47 passengers to Minneapolis from Houston, was stranded overnight at Rochester, Minn., after being forced to land due to storms. On Nov. 24 the Dept. of Transportation levied $175,000 in fines against Continental, ExpressJet and Mesaba Airlines for keeping the plane on the tarmac.”

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 7

August 7, 1942 – Garrison Keillor, host of Minnesota Public Radio’s show A Prairie Home Companion, was born in Anoka, Minn., on this date.

Garrison Keillor

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

On this Date in Minnesota history: August 6

August 6, 1969 – “Twins manager Billy Martin [punched] out his pitcher Dave Boswell after a scuffle between Boswell and teammate Bill Allison. Boswell [was] hospitalized and [required] 20 stitches.”

Billy Martin

Dave Boswell

Bill Allison

Monday, August 5, 2013

On this Date in Minnesota history: August 5

August 5, 1945 – Actress Loni Anderson was born in St. Paul on this date. She is best known for her role as Jennifer Marlow on the TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati and for once having been married to Burt Reynolds.

Loni Anderson

Sunday, August 4, 2013

On this Date in Minnesota history: August 4

August 4, 1848 – “After the creation of the state of Wisconsin, the area of today’s Minnesota is left without law or government. Concerned Stillwater citizens hold a meeting to discuss the matter and decide to issue a call for a convention to be held on August 26th to develop a plan of action.”,_Minnesota_(2005_sign).jpg