On this date in 1918, the Bismarck Tribune reported that Walter Thomas Mills received a rough welcome in Dickinson. Mills was a noted socialist. He was born to Quaker parents in 1856, and as an adult he became interested in socialism and began speaking publicly about politics. He developed a reputation as a skilled orator and was admired as a speaker by friends and enemies alike.

The first Saturday in May marks the date for the running of the Kentucky Derby at the Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. As the most celebrated horse race in America, the race brings thoroughbred horses from across the globe to compete for the “crown of roses.”

On this date in 1912, the Dickinson Press announced that the new St. Joseph’s Hospital would be dedicated the following day at three o’clock.


Women have been serving as police officers for more than a century in the United States. While the earliest of these women is not known, there are records that show a Marie Owens on duty with the Chicago Police Department in the 1890s.