St. Paul History

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Historical Events


The Great Fire of LondonThe Great Fire of London

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.
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The Tower of London to the right, London Bridge to the left – how an artist painted the Great Fire
The Tower of London to the right, London Bridge to the left – how an artist painted the Great Fire
  • 1766-10-30 St. Paul's Chapel in New York is consecrated

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Keller GC: Olin Dutra wins the first of 2 major titles, beating Frank Walsh, 4 & 3
  • 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 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Keller GC: Chick Herbert scores a 4 & 3 win over defending champion Walter Burkemo in the Tuesday final
  • 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
  • 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 Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, and Minnesota-St Paul

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

2004-02-08 54th NHL All-Star Game, Xcel Energy Centre, Saint Paul, MN: East beats West, 6-4; MVP: Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche, C

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 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
  • 2018-06-13 Raccoon climbs 23 story office building in St Paul, Minnesota, becoming an internet sensation

Famous Birthdays

  • 1838-09-11 John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop of St Paul (1888-1918), born in Burnchurch, Ireland (d. 1918)
  • 1877-04-23 Arthur Farwell, American composer, born in St Paul, Minnesota (d. 1952)
  • 1887-06-18 Blanche Yurka, American actress (Taxi, A Tale of Two Cities), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1974)
  • 1889-11-12 DeWitt Wallace, publisher, founded Readers Digest (1921), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Person of interestBugs Moran

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, American actor (My 3 Sons), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1983)
  • 1892-12-29 Emory Parnell, American actress (Rocket Man, County Fair), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • 1893-07-18 Richard Dix, American actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron, The Ghost Ship), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1949)

Person of interestF. Scott Fitzgerald

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

  • 1897-01-01 Walter Greaza, American actor (Treasury Man, Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1973)
  • 1898-06-06 Walter Abel, American actor (Fury, Suspicion, Dream Girl), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1987)
  • 1899-09-01 Richard Arlen, American actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1976)
  • 1902-02-21 Arthur D Nock, English/American historian (St Paul)
  • 1903-02-19 Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
  • 1906-12-20 Lowell Gilmore, American actor (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Living Christ Series), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1960)
  • 1907-04-13 Harold Stassen, American politician (25th Governor of Minnesota) and perennial presidential candidate, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2001)
  • 1910-01-11 Izler Solomon, conductor, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1912-06-29 Joan Davis, American actress (I Married Joan), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1961)
  • 1913-08-19 Richard Simmons, American actor (Sergeant Preston of the Yukon), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1915-04-16 Joan Alexander [Louise Abrass], American actress (The New Adventures of Superman, The Tales of Hoffmann), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2009)
  • 1915-09-24 Larry Gates, American actor (Guiding Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Body Snatchers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)
  • 1918-04-13 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, born in St Pauls Cray, Kent (2002)

Person of interestToni Stone

1921-07-17 Toni Stone, American baseball second baseman (first woman to play in men's Negro League), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1996)

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone
  • 1927-07-25 Midge Decter, American journalist and author (The Liberated Woman & Other Americans), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1928-07-31 Bill Frenzel, American politician (Rep-R-MN, 1971-91), born in St Paul, Minnesota (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-27 Joan Kroc, American 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, born in West St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1934-09-14 Kate Millett, American feminist and author (Sexual Politics), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1935-08-05 John McCartan, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), 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 & director & activist (M*A*S*H, Battered, Patch Adams), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1945-08-05 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1947-08-01 Rick Anderson, American actor and rock bassist (Tubes), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1950-12-02 Merrill Ashley, American ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1951-10-03 Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12-time All Star), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1955-05-16 Jack Morris, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time World Series 1984, 91-3 Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1956-08-22 Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1957-01-26 Hawk [Michael Hegstrand], American professional wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1957-04-30 Duane G Carey, American major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1959-10-31 Ann Henricksson, American 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
  • 1962-09-01 Tony Cascarino, Irish soccer striker, broadcaster (88 caps Rep of Ireland), born in St Paul's Cray, Kent, England
  • 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 Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1965-08-22 Tom Gibis, American voice actor (Shikamaru Nara-Naruto), born in West St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1966-02-21 Edie Boyer, American discus thrower, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1966-12-01 Steve Walsh, American NFL quarterback and CFL coach (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Toronto Argonauts), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 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
  • 1973-07-05 Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1978-04-28 Nate Richert, actor (Harvey-Sabrina), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1978-07-21 Josh Hartnett, American actor and movie producer, born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1983-04-19 Joe Mauer, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in St. Paul, Minnesota

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding 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
Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
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-American archbishop of St Paul (1888-1918), 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