Saturday, May 18, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 18


May 18, 1911 – Articles of incorporation have been filed with the secretary of state changing the name of The Dayton Dry Goods Company to The Dayton Company and providing for an increase of $100,000 in the firm’s capital stock. No change in the management or service will be made.

The change was deemed necessary because of the growth of the business of the concern, the recent now additions to the store and the plans to make further additions on the corner of Eighth Street and Nicollet, now occupied by the Chapman-Basting Company.


Dayton Dry Goods Company1


Speaking of the policy and plans of the company today, George D. Dayton said:

“It is only a little over nine years ago that the Daytons bought out the Goodfellow Dry Goods Company on lower Nicollet and moving to the corner of Seventh Street on Nicollet, occupied the new building built there for them. Each year the volume of business has grown, and each year more space has been added, new varieties of merchandise have found their way to the store, and while dry goods are still the foundation stone of the institution, and always will be, yet the other lines are becoming so numerous that it has been deemed wise to drop the words ‘Dry Goods’ from the name and so, after July 15, the legal name will be ‘The Dayton Company’ instead of ‘Dayton Dry Goods Co.’”

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Daytons Change Firm Name; Term ‘Dry Goods’ Dropped From Title—Capital Increased by $100,000.”; May 19, 1911; p. 12.


1http://www.lakesnwoods.com/Minneapolis/retail.htm
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Friday, May 17, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 17


May 17, 2011 - American baseball player Harmon Killebrew, Hall of Fame First-Baseman for the Minnesota Twins, lost his fight against esophageal cancer on this date.

http://voices.yahoo.com/famous-people-died-may-17th-8488925.html?cat=37

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmon_Killebrew



Harmon Killebrew

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 16

May 16, 1980 — “Ming Sen Shiue kidnaps former missionary Mary Stauffer and her 8-year-old daughter, Beth, and holds them [captive] for seven weeks. Ming Sen Shiue is apparently seeking revenge for a bad grade Stauffer gave him 15 years earlier at Roseville High School. The mother and daughter are rescued when Stauffer frees herself from a shackle and contacts police. Shiue is later convicted.”

http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2008/07/part-2-150-minnesota-moments-wed-just-soon-forget



Ming Sen Shiue

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 15

May 15, 1981 – “The Vikings moved into a new facility in suburban Eden Prairie that houses the team's offices, locker room and practice fields. The complex was named "Winter Park" after Max Winter, one of the Vikings founders who served as the team's president from 1965 to 1987.” 

http://www.answers.com/topic/history-of-the-minnesota-vikings




Winter Park

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain May 12, 2014,
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 14

May 14, 1997 – TV sitcom Coach ends its nine season run on this date. “The series [starred] Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of the fictional Division I-A college football team, the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles. The program also starred Jerry Van Dyke as Luther Van Dam and Bill Fagerbakke as Michael "Dauber" Dybinski, assistant coaches under Fox. The role of Hayden's girlfriend (and later, wife) Christine Armstrong, a television news anchor, was played by Shelley Fabares.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coach_(TV_series)



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Monday, May 13, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 13

May 13, 1900 - Kneeling near the alter with her head bowed in prayer, Miss Fannie Mullen, a devout member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, St. Paul, was suddenly summoned by death last night.

While the litany was being read by Rev. Father Ambrose McNulty, lightning struck the church, at Victoria Street and Portland Avenue, and the mass of brick that was dislodged crashed through the building to the basement, carrying the victim with it.


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So sudden did the storm that swept over a portion of St. Paul this evening break, the members of the congregation were not prepared for what was about to happen.


The evening services had opened as usual, and Father McNulty had concluded his brief sermon of instruction. He began to read the litany, and the congregation knelt. They could hear the low growl of thunder, but were two deeply interested in the services to give it heed.

Without warning there was a blinding flash, a crash and a roar of timbers falling within the edifice. The members of the church stood terror stricken until the cries of human agony aroused them to action. Their first impulse was to rush out into the streets, where rain was pouring in torrents. But the wails that came from the basement commanded their attention.

Father McNulty was the first to act. Directly in front of him was a great hole where the brick and timbers had forced their way into the basement. Through this agonizing cries came, and he rushed to the stairway to give relief.



2Rev. Father Ambrose McNulty


Several men followed, and within a few seconds the victim was being extricated from the mass of debris that held her prisoner.

Miss Mullen was extricated with great difficulty, while a crowd of women huddled around to watch, or turned away to avoid the sight. She was removed to a house on Victoria Street and Summit Avenue, where doctors were called. She had received internal injuries from which it was impossible to recover, and within two hours she was dead.

At the time Miss Mullen was hit she was surrounded by other members of the congregation, all of whom escaped injury. In front of her two women were kneeling, and behind her several children were in acts of devotion. On either side within the space of a few feet a dozen people were stationed. None of them were in harm’s way.

The mass of brick from the tall chimney, loosened by lightning, seemed to go through the building intact, and the hole that was torn in the church floor was not more than five feet across. The victim did not receive the full force of the falling pile of brick, but sat so near that she was carried down with the debris. Her body was only slightly bruised, but the force of the fall caused internal injuries.

Throughout the trying period when the congregation momentarily expected the remainder of the building to fall upon their heads, there was no panic and there was no crush in leaving the church. Several people in the audience assisted in reassuring the terror-stricken people and prevented them from leaving the building.

The dead woman was about 25 years old. She had been employed in St. Paul as a servant. She has a sister in the city but no other blood relatives.

The Minneapolis Tribune; “Victims of the Lightning’s Bolt; Three Persons Stricken Down to Death in the Storm Which Passed Over the Twin Cities Last Night. Miss Fannie Mullen Killed While Kneeling at Her Devotions at the Alter of St. Luke’s Church, in St. Paul.”; May 14, 1900; p. 1.


1https://english.cyprustimes.com/world/lightning-strike-kills-16-seventh-day-adventist-church-southern-rwanda/

2
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/30374824
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Sunday, May 12, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 12

May 12, 1932 – The body of aviation hero [and Minnesota native] Charles Lindbergh’s baby is found on this day more than two months after he was kidnapped from his family’s Hopewell, New Jersey, mansion.”

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/body-of-lindbergh-baby-found




Charles Lindbergh, Jr.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3483/charles-lindbergh
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Friday, May 10, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 10

May 10, 2012 – Edina’s ban on happy hour ends, allowing local restaurants to offer drink specials for the first time. “Edina was the very last Minnesota city in which happy hour discounts were strictly prohibited.”

http://www.kare11.com/rss/article/975698/391/Happy-Hour-debuts-in-Edina-this-week



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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 8

May 8, 2002 – “Cable TV network TV Land dedicated an 8-foot (2.4 m) tall bronze statue of [Mary Tyler] Moore tossing her hat near [the] intersection [of 7th Street and Nicollet Mall downtown Minneapolis],” duplicating the scene from the original opening title sequence for the show where “she cheerfully tosses her tam o'shanter in the air in the middle of the street; a freeze-frame captures her smiling face and the hat in mid-air.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mary_Tyler_Moore_Show_opening_sequence

   

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Sept. 19, 2013,
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 7

May 7, 1986 - The United Food and Commercial Workers union “placed its Austin, Minnesota branch, UFCW Local P-9, into trusteeship. The action took place nine months into the strike by Local P-9 against the Hormel meatpacking company. The international union immediately filed for a court injunction against the Local P-9 leadership to enforce its decision.

The stated aim of the action was to remove the democratically elected local leadership and end the strike, which had won broad support among workers and farmers in Minnesota, Iowa and across the US. With workers in Austin showing few signs of breaking, and with indications that the strike might spread to other Hormel plants in the Midwest, the international union was intervening openly on the side of management to crush the strike.”

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/may2011/twih-m02.shtml





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Monday, May 6, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 6

May 6, 1915 – Dr. John Olson sat in Judge Leary’s courtroom today and listened while Thomas Hutchinson, attorney for Miss Maud Mattson, plaintiff in a $25,000 breach of promise suit brought against Dr. Olson, read aloud the love letters he alleged to have written to Mattson four years ago.

According to the testimony, Mattson had been a nurse employed by Dr. Olson. They had quarreled early in the summer of 1911 and she had gone away. In the letters Dr. Olson pleaded with her to come back. Over and over he told her of his loneliness. In one letter he told of weeping until the pillows on his bed were wet. Again, the letter told of Dr. Olson’s weeping over his lost love while driving an automobile, narrowly avoiding a collision while driving with tear-dimmed eyes.


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Over and over again the letters begged forgiveness of the woman and asked her to be reconciled. Mattson, on the witness stand, said she yielded to Dr. Olson’s entreaties and came back to oversee his hospital. “He promised to marry me,” she said. “But he kept putting off the wedding date. He said he was not ready to marry yet. Finally he told me that he had changed his mind.”

On May 13, 
Mattson was granted a verdict of $1,500 by a jury in district court before Judge Leary in her breach of promise suit against Dr. Olson.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; ”The Doctor Wept Bitterly, Letters Show in Nurse’s Breach of Promise Suit”; May 7, 1915; p. 2.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Jury Gives Verdict of $1,500 Against Dr. Olson”; May 14, 1915; p. 9.

1https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201403/your-mysterious-tears/

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 5

May 5, 2000 – Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Bill Musselman died in the morning from complications from amyloidosis, a disease affecting the liver. He was at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

“A moment of silence was observed at the Rose Garden on Sunday, May 7 before the Trail Blazers’ 94-75 victory over Utah in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

“The 59-year-old Musselman, a former NBA head coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves, was in his third season with the Blazers.”

From 1971 – 1975, Musselman coached the University of Minnesota Gophers, including players Flip Saunders,
Mychal Thompson, Mark Landsberger and Mark Olberding.

http://www.nba.com/history/this_date_may.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Musselman



Bill Musselman

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 4

May 4, 1984“During a Minnesota Twins baseball game, Dave Kingman hit a ball into the roof of the Metrodome where it lodged in a pocket. He was awarded a ground-rule double.”

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




Oakland’s Dave Kingman hit a pop-up through a drainage hole in the roof May 4, 1984. The ball didn’t fall, and Kingman was awarded a ground-rule double.

https://www.twincities.com/2013/12/27/10-unforgettable-moments-in-metrodome-history/
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Friday, May 3, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 3


May 3, 1916 – Minnesota Governor Burnquist received a letter from Kenton, Ohio, asking him to warn the police of Minneapolis and St. Paul regarding a resident of Kenton who makes an annual visit to the two cities on a begging tour. According to the complaint this particular beggar is wealthy. Governor Burnquist turned the letter over to the police authorities of the two cities.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune
; “Governor Burnquist Warned Against Visit of Rich Ohio Beggar”; May 4, 1916; p. 2.



Gov. Joseph Burnquist

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JosephAABurnquist.jpg

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 2

May 2, 1878 – “The Washburn "A" Mill, the largest flour mill in the United States at the time, explodes in Minneapolis, killing 18 workers.”1

“At around 7 p.m. – flour dust in the air ignited and the mill exploded. The blast blew the roof off the A mill, leveled five other mills and engulfed several city blocks in flames.”2

1http://www.minnpost.com/politics-policy/2008/07/150-minnesota-moments-wed-just-soon-forget

2https://blog.generalmills.com/2012/05/the-explosion-that-changed-milling/


Washburn "A" Mill explodes

https://blog.generalmills.com/wp-content/uploads/millexplosion2.jpg




The memorial in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn., for the victims of the explosion.


Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Dec. 1, 2012,
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