1920: Minnesota women recognized for war work

On this day in 1995, 1970, 1945, 1920

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1995 – 25 years ago

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1970 – 50 years ago

The Disneyland amusement park closed for five hours due to 300 protesters taking part in “National Yippie Day.” They were protesting the Vietnam War and wished to "liberate" Minnie Mouse. After fights broke out with park visitors, the police responded and a number of arrests were made.

The Defense Department announced a draft call at 39,500 through the last four months of 1970. For those young men who drew above 195 as their draft number, they will probably be safe from the draft.


An full-color poster of Rod Carew is free to everyone attending tonight’s Minnesota Twins baseball game at Metropolitan Stadium.

1945 – 75 years ago

Major Richard Bong, the 24-year-old American ace fighter pilot of all time, was killed as his jet-propelled P80 plane disintegrated from an explosion shortly after takeoff during a test flight. Bong, a Poplar, Wis., farmboy had 40 Japanese shoot downs to his credit. Bong had married Marjorie Ann Vattendahl in Superior, Wis., in February.

The government has agreed to allow American soldiers to ship their dogs home with them as long as they have regimental commander approval and they pay the freight. No dogs will be allowed on Army transports.

1920 – 100 years ago

After returning from a European trip, it was reported that a careless baggage man lost all the clothes of Rochester physician Dr. Charles H. Mayo, with the exception of a silk hat and the clothes he was wearing. Upon debarking from the ship, Dr. Mayo wore the silk hat, which is normally reserved for evening wear.

Women here will be gratified to learn that Minnesota was rated second among all the states when looking at the accomplishments of women during the Great War. Illinois was recognized as first.

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