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This week in state history


December 27, 2019

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week.

Dec. 30

1977 Legendary sports broadcaster Halsey Hall dies in his Minneapolis home at age seventy-nine. Known for his cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking style, Hall was broadcaster of Twins games for many years and the first to use the phrase “holy cow” during a broadcast. He also coined the adjective “golden” to describe the University of Minnesota’s sports teams.

Jan. 1

1893 Workers nail the final spike in the 818 miles of track stretching from Pacific Junction,...

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