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November

1

1839 the first Mennonites settle in Iowa

2

1969 death of Harold DeMott Hughes, inventor

3

1918 baseball great Robert Feller born at Van Meter

4

1833 birth of William Hepburn, United States Representative

5

1977 death of Roswell Garst, hybrid corn salesman to the world

6

1956 Iowa voters approve a bonus for veterans of the Korean War

7

1862 birth of Henry Baldwin, attorney and commissioner

8

1981 Iowans react to the cost of first class mail going from 18 cents to 20 cents

9

1959 campaign begun to save Iowa's only shot tower (Dubuque)

10

1928 birth of G. Joe Lyon, president-American Jersey Cattle Club

11

1946 Archbishop Francis J.L. Beckman resigns after financial controversies

12

1838 first legislative assembly meets in Burlington

13

1942 the ship carrying the Sullivan brothers is sunk in the Pacific

14

1879 birth of George Braden, national YMCA executive

15

1944 death of Smith W. Brookhart, Senator and president of the National Rifle Association

16

1897 Iowa's first Rural Free Delivery begins at Morning Sun

17

1883 electric lighting first used in some Iowa cities

18

1986 Meskwaki tribe approves of gambling

19

1965 Amish parents resist taking their children to a public school

20

1899 birth of James Harold Hilton, famed animal researcher

21

1954 Governor William S. Beardsley killed in an automobile accident

22

1983 the last Maytag wringer washer was produced

23

1871 the first cornerstone for the Iowa capitol is laid--later removed

24

1908 Lieutenant Governor William Garst becomes the Governor of Iowa

25

1892 James Stevens, author of "Paul Bunyon," born at Moravia

26

1868 birth of Albert Blocklinger, early expert on the use of x-rays

27

1912 birth of Alice Van Wert Murray, farm women's leader

28

1925 death of Alfred B. Bennett, justice of the Oregon Supreme Court

29

1944 death of Edward Eicher, United States Representative and judge

30

1846 first General Assembly of the State of Iowa meets in Iowa City

 

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