Archive for June 2008

June 23 1975

June 23, 2008

The Discoverer, a Danish passenger ship, calls at Duluth. No international passenger ships would return to Minnesota for twenty-two years.

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 22 1861

June 22, 2008

The First Minnesota Regiment departs Fort Snelling for Washington, D.C.

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 21 1983

June 21, 2008

Seventeen inches of rain fall in Forest City.

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 20 1823

June 20, 2008

Jesse Reno is born in Wheeling, West Virginia. In 1853 General Reno would survey the military road from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Mendota, a route of 279 miles.

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 19 1852

June 19, 2008

By an act of Congress, the St. Peter’s River is renamed with its original Dakota name, “Minnesota,” translated as either “sky-colored waters” or “muddy water.” The river had been known as “St. Pierre” for 150 years, since the days of the explorer Pierre Charles Le Sueur.

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 18 1939

June 18, 2008

In the Anoka area, a tornado takes nine lives, injures 222, causes $1 million in damages.

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 17 1913

June 17, 2008

The first “Minnesota Good Roads Day” is declared. The national Good Roads Movement was spurred by two forces: bicyclists who wanted to ride on better surfaces than muddy country lanes, and Rural Free Delivery, the post office’s promise to deliver mail to and from farms that were easily accessible by road.

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.