Archive for November 2008

November 30, 1881

November 30, 2008

The first state capitol building burns

Thanks to Carver Scott Educational Cooperative-students in the Stepping Stones and Ascent Programs for the research on November’s Day in History.

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

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November 29, 1991

November 29, 2008

14 inches of snow fell just a month after the ‘storm of the century’

Thanks to Carver Scott Educational Cooperative-students in the Stepping Stones and Ascent Programs for the research on November’s Day in History.

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

November 28, 1922

November 28, 2008

Lake of the Woods County is established.

Thanks to Carver Scott Educational Cooperative-students in the Stepping Stones and Ascent Programs for the research on November’s Day in History.

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

November 27, 1905

November 27, 2008

The blizzard at Duluth, known as the Mataafa storm, carries 60-mile-per-hour winds that destroy eighteen ships and disable the North Shore. The storm leads to the construction of Split Rock Lighthouse in 1910.

Thanks to Carver Scott Educational Cooperative-students in the Stepping Stones and Ascent Programs for the research on November’s Day in History.

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

November 26, 1922

November 26, 2008

The creator/cartoonist of ‘Peanuts’, Charles M. Schulz was born in Minneapolis

Thanks to Carver Scott Educational Cooperative-students in the Stepping Stones and Ascent Programs for the research on November’s Day in History.

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

November 25, 1946

November 25, 2008

The first organized teachers’ strike in the nation happened. 1,165 St. Paul school teachers walked out

Thanks to Carver Scott Educational Cooperative-students in the Stepping Stones and Ascent Programs for the research on November’s Day in History.

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

November 24, 1864

November 24, 2008

Governor Stephen Miller declares a Thanksgiving holiday, in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln’s recommendation that the last Thursday in November be used for this purpose. Minnesota had celebrated Thanksgiving Day before, usually in December.

Thanks to Carver Scott Educational Cooperative-students in the Stepping Stones and Ascent Programs for the research on November’s Day in History.

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