Archive for March 2008

MARCH 24, 1858

March 24, 2008

The printing press of the St. Cloud Visitor is destroyed by a mob because the paper’s editor, Jane Grey Swisshelm, a feminist and abolitionist, had angered Sylvanus B. Lowry, a local businessman and slave owner.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

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

MARCH 23, 1971

March 23, 2008

Minnesota is among the first states to ratify the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution (which gives US citizens 18 years of age or older the right to vote in local, state, and national elections).

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

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

MARCH 22, 1958

March 22, 2008

Movie producer Mike Todd (born Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen in Minneapolis in 1909), who won an Oscar for Around the World in 80 Days, dies in an airplane crash.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

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

March 21, 1826

March 21, 2008

The Red River floods, causing the Selkirk Colony’s move to Fort Snelling. A flood at Fort Snelling wipes out military buildings below the fort.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

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

April Panel Discussions at the U of M

March 20, 2008

Registration is open for a series of four Twin Cites campus presentations will be held in honor of Minnesota’s 150th Anniversary.

  1. April 3—The Arts and the Built Environment; Changes in Suburban Life
  2. April 10—Agriculture and Forestry in the Natural World
  3. April 17—Changing Demographics: Snapshots of a New Minnesota and a New America
  4. April 24—A Changing World: Past and Present Threats to the Public’s Health

Learn more

March 20, 1858

March 20, 2008

Kandiyohi County is established, at first comprising only the southern half of its present area. In 1870, the county would absorb its northern neighbor, Monongalia County.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

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

March 19, 1867

March 19, 2008

A treaty signed in Washington, D.C., establishes the White Earth Reservation for Ojibwe tribes.

Thanks to Palma Wright’s, Louis Lauer’s and Lynn Johnson’s classes at Moorhead Public Schools for the research on March’s Day in History.

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