Archive for February 2008

February 29, 1984

February 29, 2008

The first issue of the St. Paul Daily Dispatch is published. The newspaper appeared in various editions until 1984 when it merged with the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Thanks to Tim Holbrook’s Fourth Grade class from Madison Elementary in St Cloud for the research on February’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

February 28, 1872

February 28, 2008

Minneapolis and St. Anthony unite into one city.

Thanks to Tim Holbrook’s Fourth Grade class from Madison Elementary in St Cloud for the research on February’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

February 27, 1868

February 27, 2008

Thomas Lowry is born in Logan County, Illinois on Feb 27th. After arriving in Minneapolis in 1868 Lowry would play an instrumental role in establishing the Twin Cities Streetcar system. He died in 1909.

Thanks to Tim Holbrook’s Fourth Grade class from Madison Elementary in St Cloud for the research on February’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

February 26 – 1857

February 26, 2008

Territorial delegate Henry M. Rice succeeds in lobbying congress to pass the enabling Act for the state of Minnesota. This act defines the state boundaries and authorizes the establishment of a state government.

Thanks to Tim Holbrook’s Fourth Grade class from Madison Elementary in St Cloud for the research on February’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

February 25, 1856

February 25, 2008

Morrison and Sherburne Counties are created. Morrison is named for fur traders William and Allan Morrison. Sherburne, a justice in the territorial Supreme Court.

Thanks to Tim Holbrook’s Fourth Grade class from Madison Elementary in St Cloud for the research on February’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

February 24, 1858

February 24, 2008

Minnesota is nicknamed the Gopher State the legislature had guaranteed a $5 million loan to rail road interest and a cartoon showing a railroad car striped rodents with human heads representing the people of the territory is printed on this date.

Thanks to Tim Holbrook’s Fourth Grade class from Madison Elementary in St Cloud for the research on February’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

February 23, 1892

February 23, 2008

Watson’s Colored Chorus, an African American musical group with 250 singers. From Minneapolis and St. Paul gives a concert. The best reserved seats cost 50 cents.

Thanks to Tim Holbrook’s Fourth Grade class from Madison Elementary in St Cloud for the research on February’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.