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Minneapolis - Historical Events
Date Event
1855-01-23

The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens in what is now Minneapolis, Minnesota, a crossing made today by the Father Louis Hennepin Bridge.

1892-06-07

Republican convention in Minneapolis begins

1900-01-29

American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis

1919-11-10

American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)

1921-10-23

Green Bay Packers play 1st NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis

1945-06-01

WLB-AM in Minneapolis Minn changes call letters to KUOM

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

1950-11-22

7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18

1952-04-25

6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3

1953-04-10

7th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1

1953-09-01

WTCN (now KARE) TV channel 11 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (MET) begins

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

1957-10-15

Giants trade Minneapolis franchise to Red Sox for SF Seals-franchises only, not the players

1959-02-27

Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers

1959-08-02

41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC

1959-08-14

AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver & Houston

1960-11-26

Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins

1961-07-11

Gene Kiniski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1961-08-08

Verne Gagne beats Gene Kiniski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1963-07-09

Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1963-07-20

Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1963-12-14

Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1964-10-20

Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1965-05-03

KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast

1982-11-25

The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson's Department Store.

1987-04-28

NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989

1987-11-04

NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989

1990-04-13

4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis

1990-10-13

Target Center in Minneapolis opens

1994-02-13

44th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis

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

1998-08-02

30th Curtis Cup: US wins 10-8 at The Minikahda Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota, US)

2001-04-02

63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Metrodome Minneapolis

2007-08-01

The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.

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Minneapolis - Notable Birthdays

J. Paul GettyDec 15, 1892

Charles M. SchulzNov 26, 1922

Vince VaughnMar 28, 1970

Minneapolis - Birthdays
Date Event
1842-01-18

Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)

1887-01-27

Carl Blegen, Minneapolis, archaeologist (excavator at Troy, Pylos)

1892-07-01

James M Cain, Minneapolis Mn, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice)

1892-12-15

J. Paul Getty, Minneapolis Mn, oil magnate (Getty Oil), (d. 1976)

1893-05-03

Hope Landin, Minneapolis MN

1896-04-10

Edith Day, Minneapolis MN

1898-05-10

Herbert Elwell, Minneapolis Minnesota, composer (Happy Hypocrite)

1906-06-14

Gil Lamb, Minneapolis, actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High)

1909-06-22

Mike Todd, [Avrom Goldbogen], Minneapolis Minnesota, US theatre and film director ("Around the World in 80 Days") Died 1958

1911-10-26

Sid Gillman, Minneapolis, Minnesota, NFL hall of fame coach/player (LA, San Diego, Houston)

1915-07-06

Laverne Andrews, Minneapolis MN, singer (Andrews Sisters)

1915-09-16

Cy Walter, Minneapolis Mn, pianist (3's Company)

1917-02-24

William Fairbank, Minneapolis, physicist (superconductivity)

1918-02-13

Patty Berg, Minneapolis MN, LPGA golfer (1938 US Amateur)

1918-02-16

Patty Andrews, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American vocalist (Andrews Sisters)

1918-05-09

Orville Freeman, Minneapolis, (Sen-D-Mn)/Sec of Agriculture (1961-69)

1920-11-21

Ralph Meeker, Minneapolis MN, actor (Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker)

1922-11-26

Charles M. Schulz, Minneapolis MN, cartoonist (Peanuts), (d. 2000)

1923-05-26

James Arness, Minneapolis MN, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing)

1924-08-11

Arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist (Ambush)

1925-03-18

Peter Graves [Aurness], Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actor (James Phelps-Mission Impossible)

1928-10-25

Jeanne Cooper, Minneapolis, actress (Kay-Young & Restless), (d. 2013)

1934-12-29

Ed Flanders, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere)

1940-11-22

Terry Gilliam, Minneapolis, comedy author-animator (Monty Python)

1941-02-03

Bridget Hanley, Minneapolis Mn, actress (Here Come the Brides)

1941-03-28

Alf Clausen, Minneapolis Mn, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons)

1943-01-01

Jerilyn Britz, Minneapolis MN, LPGA golfer (1979 US Women's Open)

1946-07-28

Linda Kelsey, Minneapolis, actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day)

1947-04-18

Dorothy Lyman, Minneapolis Mn, (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family)

1947-07-19

Bernie Leadon, Minneapolis, guitarist/vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy)

1949-01-23

Robert Cabana, Minneapolis, Mjr USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88)

1950-01-23

Richard Dean Anderson, Minneapolis, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS)

1950-03-05

Harvey Jacob Alperin, Minneapolis MN, actor (Cocktail)

1950-03-26

Tony Papenfuss, Minneapolis Minn, (Daryl-Newhart)

1951-06-27

Julia Duffy [Julia Margaret Hinds], Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actress (Newhart, Baby Talk)

1951-08-14

Carl Lumbly, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias)

1953-06-23

Roberta Leighton, Minneapolis Mn, actress (Ginger-Days of Our Lives)

1953-11-15

Alexander O'Neal, Minneapolis, rocker (James Hearsky Harris III)

1954-11-29

Joel Coen, Minneapolis Mn, actor/dir (Spies Like Us, Barton Fink)

1956-04-18

John James, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Jeff Colby-Dynasty)

1957-07-30

Mark Tymchyshyn, Minneapolis, actor (Gavin-As The World Turns)

1957-09-21

Ethan Coen, Minneapolis Mn, producer (Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink)

1960-03-09

Mike Leach, Minneapolis Minn, tennis star

1960-09-15

Scott Thompson Baker, Minneapolis, actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children)

1961-02-17

Deb[ra] Richardson, Minneapolis MN, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)

1961-05-29

Todd Boonstra, Minneapolis Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1962-05-20

Eileen McDonough, Marriage Minneapolis Style

1962-10-18

Jody Anschutz, Minneapolis, LPGA golfer (1987 du Maurier Ltd Classic)

1963-05-01

Robert Seguso, Minneapolis MN, tennis star

1966-06-18

Bob Kempainen, Minneapolis MN, marathoner (Olympics-96)

1966-06-18

Robert Kempainen, Minneapolis MN, marathoner (Oly-1996)

1966-08-12

Gordy Morgan, Minneapolis MN, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)

1967-06-03

William "Bill" Carlucci, Minneapolis Minn, rower (Olympics-bronze-96)

1967-11-08

Rhonda Kottke, Minneapolis Minn, WPVA volleyballer

1968-04-13

Tami Lyn Jameson, Minneapolis, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)

1968-04-13

Toni Lee Jameson, Minneapolis, team handball back court (Olympics-96)

1969-06-02

David Wheaton, Minneapolis Minn, tennis star (1987 US junior boys)

1969-09-16

Kathi Wolfgram, Minneapolis, rocker (Jets-You Got it All)

1969-12-15

Sean Briscombe, Minneapolis Minn, diver (Olympics-96)

1970-03-28

Vince Vaughn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actor (Swingers, Wedding Crashers)

1971-07-01

Melissa Peterman [Melissa Margaret], Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actress (Reba, Fargo)

1971-09-07

Briana Scurry, Minneapolis MN, soccer goalkeeper (Olympics-96)

1971-12-18

Joe Dziedzic, Minneapolis, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins)

1972-10-04

Rusty Fitzgerald, Minneapolis, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)

1974-02-27

Bonita Saint, Minneapolis

1974-05-29

Robyn Petroskey, Minneapolis Minn, figure skater (1996 Midwest champ)

1980-10-19

Benjamin Salisbury, Minneapolis, actor (Brighton Sheffield-Nanny)

1992-06-18

Bob Kempainen, Minneapolis MN, marathoner (Olympics-66)

Minneapolis - Weddings
Date Event
2009-09-18

Grammy-winning rock-folk singer Lucinda Williams (56) weds manager Tom Overby at First Avenue in Minneapolis

Minneapolis - Deaths
Date Event
1911-11-16

Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (b. 1842)

2012-03-13

Eileen McDonough, Marriage Minneapolis Style


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