1995 – 25 years ago

Retired Supreme Court Chief Justice, Warren E. Burger has died at 87 years of age. Burger, a St. Paul native, was the nation’s chief justice from 1969 to 1986. He will lie in state at the court’s majestic building before burial.

1970 – 50 years ago

Lebanon Hills in Apple Valley was endorsed as the site for a new major zoo by the Metropolitan Council. The Dakota County site will now be considered by the Minnesota Legislative Building Commission.

Miss Minnesota, Juliana Gabor, South St. Paul, and Miss Rochester, Janis Porte,r will both make appearances at the Elgin Cheese Festival, which begins today.

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A five-day program of nature education is beginning at Whitewater State Park under the direction of Gordon Thies, park naturalist.

At McDonald’s, a Big Mac and shake are 74 cents.

1945 – 75 years ago

Delegates of 50 countries went to a flag-draped conference auditorium in San Francisco to sign the new United Nations charter and heard President Truman make his first major address on American foreign policy. (The United Nations officially came into existence on Oct. 24, 1945).

A 4-year-old girl from Washington is being flown to Rochester where a delicate operation will be performed. Mayo Clinic doctors will attempt to close valves of her heart, which failed to close properly at birth.

1920 – 100 years ago

An announcement was made to Minnesotans that a new transcontinental train to be known at the Glacier Park Limited will be in service between the Twin Cities and Seattle. The new Great Northern passenger train will run daily.

All Minnesota VFW and American Legion posts have been sent letters from their headquarters to help the nation celebrate and to make this one of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations in the history of Minnesota.