St. Paul History

Minnesota: Minneapolis

Historical Events

  • 1666-09-06 After St Paul's Cathedral and much of the city had been burned down over four days, the Great Fire of London is finally extinguished.
  • 1766-10-30 St. Paul's Chapel in New York is consecrated

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1872-03-02 Louis Riel goes into voluntary exile in St. Paul, Minnesota

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • 1920-02-01 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul, Minn)
  • 1932-09-04 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller GC St Paul Minn
  • 1948-04-23 KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949-07-01 WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-09-01 WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins
  • 1954-07-27 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller GC St Paul Minn
  • 1955-01-05 KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1957-09-03 KTCA TV channel 2 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1960-11-26 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
  • 1961-01-09 Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn/St Paul territory
  • 1963-11-28 Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • 1965-05-03 KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1965-08-21 The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • 1967-02-26 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • 1973-08-19 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA St Paul Golf Open
  • 1974-08-18 Joanne Carner wins LPGA St Paul Keller Golf Open
  • 1975-11-08 Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
  • 1980-09-06 US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)
  • 1980-09-06 Macalaster U of St Paul, Minn beating Mount Senario 17-14
  • 1997-04-16 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Minneapolis/St Paul on WRQC 100.3 FM
  • 1997-06-17 NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000
  • 1997-06-25 NHL approves franchises in Nash, Atlanta, Columbus, & Minn-St Paul
  • 2004-02-08 54th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 6-4 at St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 2016-07-06 African American Philando Castile is shot by police in St Paul, Minnesota after being pulled over for a broken rear light, killing is filmed

Famous Birthdays

  • 1838-09-11 John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul
  • 1887-06-18 Blanche Yurka, actress (Taxi, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1889-11-12 DeWitt Wallace, publisher, founded Readers Digest (1921), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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1891-08-21 [George] Bugs Moran, American gangster, born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1957)

Gangster Bugs Moran
Gangster
Bugs Moran
  • 1892-02-27 William Demarest, actor (Uncle Charlie-My 3 Sons), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1892-12-29 Emory Parnell, actress (Rocket Man, County Fair), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1893-07-18 Richard Dix, actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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1896-09-24 F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)

  • 1897-01-01 Walter Greaza, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1898-06-06 Walter Abel, actor (Suspicion, Dream Girl), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1902-02-21 Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
  • 1903-02-19 Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
  • 1907-04-13 Harold Stassen, W (Gov-R-Minn) perennial presidential candidate, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1907-06-29 Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1910-01-11 Izler Solomon, conductor, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1915-09-24 Larry Gates, actor (Guiding Light, Body Snatchers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1918-04-13 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, born in St Pauls Cray, Kent (2002)

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1921-07-17 Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone
  • 1927-07-25 Midge Decter, anti woman's lib (Liberated Woman...), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1934-09-14 Kate Millett, feminist/author (Sexual Politics), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1935-08-05 John McCartan, ice hockey player (Oly-gold-60), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1938-02-23 Sylvia Chase, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1939-02-06 Mike Farrell, American actor (BJ Honeycutt in M*A*S*H, Battered), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1946-08-05 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1950-12-02 Merrill Ashley, ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1955-05-16 Jack Morris, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1956-08-22 Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1957-04-30 Duane G Carey, major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1959-10-31 Ann Henricksson, tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1960-11-25 Mary Ostergren, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1961-11-18 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1963-02-07 Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1964-03-09 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Oly-98), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1966-02-21 Edie Boyer, discus thrower, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1966-03-15 Karen Weiss, LPGA golfer (1995 Chick-fil-A Charity-7th), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1966-12-01 Steve Walsh, St. Paul Minnesota, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1969-04-07 Peggy Clasen, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969-05-28 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1971-06-04 Tanya Beyer, playmate (Feb, 1992), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1972-03-08 Craig Johnson, NHL left wing (LA Kings/Oly-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1973-07-05 Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics-96), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1978-04-28 Nate Richert, actor (Harvey-Sabrina), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Famous Weddings


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1899-11-09 US Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (61) weds Mildred McLean Hazen at the rectory St. Paul's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey

HeartWedding of Interest

1981-07-29 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral, London

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • 2012-12-01 Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • 1918-09-25 John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul, dies at 80
  • 1963-01-11 Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 1979-06-22 Emory Parnell, St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85