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This week in history

 

September 18, 2020

Football great Ernie Nevers was born in Willow River.

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this week.

Sept. 18

1902 Aurelia Wheeldin, one of the earliest female African American boxers, is born in Minnesota. She would study music at Macalester College, earn recognition as a world female champion bantamweight, and eventually move to New York City and perform in musicals at the Apollo Theater.

Sept. 19

1865 Gov. Stephen Miller announces that gold has been found near Vermilion Lake, based on a rock collected by state geologist Henry H. Eames. A gold rush begins but comes to nothing, as no sizeable amount of gold is ever found in the ar...



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