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This week in state history


January 3, 2020

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week.

Jan. 3

1905 The Minnesota legislature meets for the first time in the state capitol building designed by Cass Gilbert.

1916 Maxene Andrews is born in Minneapolis. With her sisters LaVerne (born July 6, 1911) and Patty (Feb. 26, 1918), she would form the Andrews Sisters singing group, known as “America’s wartime sweethearts” and remembered for their 1941 hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

1940 The Marlborough Apartment Hotel burns in Minneapolis, leaving at least four people missing, 25 in hospitals, and 19 dead. Apparent...

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