This Day in Duluth Archive

Use our search function to find “This Day” entries for a specific day of the year. Spell out the month and include a comma after the date numeral, do not include a year, and place it all within quotation marks, like this: “May 1,”.

April 19, 1871: Birth of iron mining magnate George P. Tweed

On this day in 1871, George P. Tweed was born in Warsaw, Minnesota, the oldest son of eleven children born to Norwegian immigrants Evan and Anna Tweed. According to one biographer, Tweed “came to Duluth when about sixteen years of age…. At the age of eighteen, after leaving school, he entered the real estate and…

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April 12, 1930: Brewery owner announces that all his men are quitting

On this day in Duluth in 1930, Carl Meeske, president of the Rex Company, called the Fitger Company announcing that “all his men are quitting this evening” and asked Fitger’s to take over the company the next day. The Rex Company had been called Duluth Brewing & Malt prior to Prohibition. After the death of…

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April 10, 1880: Death of Duluth pioneer Luke Marvin

On this day in Duluth in 1880, pioneer Luke Marvin died in the city he helped shape from its infancy. Marvin had first come to Duluth from St. Paul in 1861 and shortly thereafter was appointed registrar of the U.S. Land Office. It took an entire week for Marvin, his wife, and his five-year-old son…

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