Archive for September 2008

September 30, 1994

September 30, 2008

“Runaway Train” by the Minneapolis group Soul Asylum won a Grammy for best rock song.

Thanks to Mrs. Judi Vittito’s 6th grade class at Northfield Middle School for the research on September’s Day in History.

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

September 29, 1964

September 29, 2008

St. Paul’s first McDonald’s Restaurant opened on Fort Road. A burger costs fifteen cents.

Thanks to Mrs. Judi Vittito’s 6th grade class at Northfield Middle School for the research on September’s Day in History.

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

September 28, 1839

September 28, 2008

Early St. Paul resident Edward Phelan was arrested for the murder of his partner, Joe Hays. He would be acquitted, but his character was so unsavory that many considered him guilty. Hays’s was the first death and the first murder in the city’s history.

Thanks to Mrs. Judi Vittito’s 6th grade class at Northfield Middle School for the research on September’s Day in History.

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

September 27, 1862

September 27, 2008

The legislature allowed Minnesota’s Civil War soldiers to vote by passing the state’s first absentee ballot law.

Thanks to Mrs. Judi Vittito’s 6th grade class at Northfield Middle School for the research on September’s Day in History.

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

September 26, 1992

September 26, 2008

The Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in St. Paul.

Thanks to Mrs. Judi Vittito’s 6th grade class at Northfield Middle School for the research on September’s Day in History.

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

September 25,1867

September 25, 2008

Horace Goodhue Jr., opens a prep school in Northfield with twenty, three students attending. The institution is first known as Northfield College, but a generous donation from William Carleton of Charlestown, Massachusetts, would inspire its current name, Carleton College.

Thanks to Mrs. Judi Vittito’s 6th grade class at Northfield Middle School for the research on September’s Day in History.

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

September 24, 1963

September 24, 2008

President John F. Kennedy spoke at the University of Minnesota at Duluth on the subject of high unemployment in the northern Great Lakes area, where joblessness was about twice the national average.

Thanks to Mrs. Judi Vittito’s 6th grade class at Northfield Middle School for the research on September’s Day in History.

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