This week in local history


July 24, 2020

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week.

July 24

1998 Pitcher Ila Borders of the Duluth-Superior Dukes is the first woman to win a men’s regular season professional baseball game.


July 25

1990 The U.S. Senate votes 96-0 to denounce David Durenberger for “reprehensible” conduct as a senator. Durenberger is censured for financial misconduct, including evading the limit on outside earnings.

July 27

1972 Kidnappers abduct Virginia Piper, wife of investment banker Harry C. Piper Jr., from her home. The Minneapolis woman is released two days later — chained to a tree in...

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