Archive for May 2008

May 31, 1819

May 31, 2008

William Mayo is born in England. He comes to the territory of Minnesota in 1855 and settles in Rochester. He founded the Mayo Clinic and was one of the first doctors to use the microscope in diagnosing patients.

Thanks to the following classes for the research on May’s Day in History.
Mary Frisk’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Julie Senden’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Renee Boraas’s 4th grade media class, Victoria Elementary
Kathy Brown’s 4th grade East Union
Anna Edlund’s 4th grade Bluff Creek Elementary
Jen Froisland’s 4th grade Chanhassen Elementary
Cassie Pupovac’s 4th grade Clover Ridge Elementary
Julie Weise’s 4th grade Jonathan elementary
Gaye Guyton’sKindergarten, PAC

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

May 30, 1871

May 30, 2008

The steamer St. Paul carries the first shipment of grain from the port of Duluth.

Thanks to the following classes for the research on May’s Day in History.
Mary Frisk’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Julie Senden’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Renee Boraas’s 4th grade media class, Victoria Elementary
Kathy Brown’s 4th grade East Union
Anna Edlund’s 4th grade Bluff Creek Elementary
Jen Froisland’s 4th grade Chanhassen Elementary
Cassie Pupovac’s 4th grade Clover Ridge Elementary
Julie Weise’s 4th grade Jonathan elementary
Gaye Guyton’sKindergarten, PAC

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

May 29, 1919

May 29, 2008

Charles Strite of Stillwater applies for a patent for the first pop-up toaster. He will use it in his cafeteria.

Thanks to the following classes for the research on May’s Day in History.
Mary Frisk’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Julie Senden’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Renee Boraas’s 4th grade media class, Victoria Elementary
Kathy Brown’s 4th grade East Union
Anna Edlund’s 4th grade Bluff Creek Elementary
Jen Froisland’s 4th grade Chanhassen Elementary
Cassie Pupovac’s 4th grade Clover Ridge Elementary
Julie Weise’s 4th grade Jonathan elementary
Gaye Guyton’sKindergarten, PAC

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

May 28, 1896

May 28, 2008

Minneapolis celebrates John H. Stevens Day. Stevens had built the first house on the west side of the Mississippi River in 1849, and on this day schoolchildren pulled the house to a location in Minnehaha Park.

Thanks to the following classes for the research on May’s Day in History.
Mary Frisk’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Julie Senden’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Renee Boraas’s 4th grade media class, Victoria Elementary
Kathy Brown’s 4th grade East Union
Anna Edlund’s 4th grade Bluff Creek Elementary
Jen Froisland’s 4th grade Chanhassen Elementary
Cassie Pupovac’s 4th grade Clover Ridge Elementary
Julie Weise’s 4th grade Jonathan elementary
Gaye Guyton’sKindergarten, PAC

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

May 27, 1858

May 27, 2008

In Eden Prairie, about 150 Ojibwe attack and defeat Shakopee’s band of Dakota in the Battle of Shakopee, the final major battle between these tribes in Minnesota.

Thanks to the following classes for the research on May’s Day in History.
Mary Frisk’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Julie Senden’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Renee Boraas’s 4th grade media class, Victoria Elementary
Kathy Brown’s 4th grade East Union
Anna Edlund’s 4th grade Bluff Creek Elementary
Jen Froisland’s 4th grade Chanhassen Elementary
Cassie Pupovac’s 4th grade Clover Ridge Elementary
Julie Weise’s 4th grade Jonathan elementary
Gaye Guyton’sKindergarten, PAC

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

May 26, 1900

May 26, 2008

Dr. Justus Ohage donates Harriet Island, named for schoolteacher Harriet Bishop, to the city of St. Paul.

Thanks to the following classes for the research on May’s Day in History.
Mary Frisk’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Julie Senden’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Renee Boraas’s 4th grade media class, Victoria Elementary
Kathy Brown’s 4th grade East Union
Anna Edlund’s 4th grade Bluff Creek Elementary
Jen Froisland’s 4th grade Chanhassen Elementary
Cassie Pupovac’s 4th grade Clover Ridge Elementary
Julie Weise’s 4th grade Jonathan elementary
Gaye Guyton’sKindergarten, PAC

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

May 25, 1997

May 25, 2008

MN Twins retired Kirby Puckett’s uniform number.

Thanks to the following classes for the research on May’s Day in History.
Mary Frisk’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Julie Senden’s 4th grade, Chaska Elementary
Renee Boraas’s 4th grade media class, Victoria Elementary
Kathy Brown’s 4th grade East Union
Anna Edlund’s 4th grade Bluff Creek Elementary
Jen Froisland’s 4th grade Chanhassen Elementary
Cassie Pupovac’s 4th grade Clover Ridge Elementary
Julie Weise’s 4th grade Jonathan elementary
Gaye Guyton’sKindergarten, PAC

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