A Minnesota music icon is born Today.

1838-Edward Phelan stakes out a claim in St. Paul. Lake Phalen and Phalen Creek are named for him.

1892-The Republican National Convention meets in Minneapolis. They renominate Benjamin Harrison for the office of president.

1902-The steamer Hadley rams the Thomas Wilson near the entry to the Duluth Harbor. The Wilson sinks.

1921-The Minnesota Cooperative Creameries Association is formed.

1958-Prince Nelson in born in Minneapolis.

1987-August Wilson's play Fences wins 4 Tony Awards.

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