Archive for June 2008

June 30 1888

June 30, 2008

Alexander McDougall launches the first whaleback freighter onto Lake Superior.

Thanks to FOCUS 10 Northfield High School and Clare Foley for the research on June’s Day in History.

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

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June 29 1863

June 29, 2008

A group of Dakota who had avoided capture after the 1862 war attack the Dustin farm near Howard Lake in Wright County, killing four settlers.

Thanks to FOCUS 10 Northfield High School and Clare Foley for the research on June’s Day in History.

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

June 28 1849

June 28, 2008

Amherst Willoughby begins stagecoach service between St. Paul and St. Anthony.

Thanks to FOCUS 10 Northfield High School and Clare Foley for the research on June’s Day in History.

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

June 27 1975

June 27, 2008

The taxicab drivers of the Twin Cities split from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to establish their own union, the Guild of Taxi Drivers and Associated Workers.

Thanks to FOCUS 10 Northfield High School and Clare Foley for the research on June’s Day in History.

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

June 26 1959

June 26, 2008

President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth open the St. Lawrence Seaway in an official ceremony in Montreal. The seaway connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, making Duluth and other lake cities international ports.

Thanks to FOCUS 10 Northfield High School and Clare Foley for the research on June’s Day in History.

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

June 25 1977

June 25, 2008

First Grandma’s marathon is run from two harbors in Duluth. Draws over 8,500 contestants annually.

Thanks to FOCUS 10 Northfield High School and Clare Foley for the research on June’s Day in History.

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

June 24 1929

June 24, 2008

A Northwest Airlines plane crashes in Indian Mounds Park in St. Paul. The pilot was killed.

Thanks to FOCUS 10 Northfield High School and Clare Foley for the research on June’s Day in History.

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