Here is a look at your Minnesota History for today.

1836-Charles Nathaniel Hewitt is born. He would lead the state legislature to create the state board of health

1839-47 soldiers were confined in a guardhouse in Ft. Snelling for violating orders about visiting a saloon.

1859-Logs driven by floodwaters knock down the second and third bridges built over the Mississippi River.

1916-40 miners on the Mesabi iron range walk off the job and start a massive strike.

1990-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev spends a few hours in the Twin Cities.

1999-Ed Hommer is the first double amputee to reach the top of Mount McKinley.

And there is your history for today. To read more visit mnopedia.org.