This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: May 24

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Christopher Carli, the first non-military doctor to settle permanently in the territory, and his wife Lydia move to the site that is now Stillwater. He helps build the town's first log cabin and opens the town's first pharmacy and bank.


The first group of state officers, including Henry H. Sibley as governor, is installed.


Robert Zimmerman is born in Duluth. He would become iconic singer and songwriter Bob Dylan, his surname borrowed from Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Originally a folk singer, this versatile artist would also shift between rock and gospel. An inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dylan has written over 500 songs and earned a number of Grammy Awards. After achieving fame, he did not perform in Duluth until October 22, 1998.