Day by Day History

A great deal of history has been made in the Archdiocese of Dubuque since its founding in 1837. The Archives Office has attempted to put together a day by day accounting of both the significant and everyday events that have shaped our story.

*CHAD = Centennial History of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (1937)

Description/YearLocation of material
Nov. 1, 1949: St. Joseph the Worker, Dubuque formally established.The Witness
Nov. 2, 1952: New St. Mary’s School at Manchester was dedicated.The Witness
Nov. 3, 1959: Wahlert High School is dedicatedDubuque Telegraph-Herald, 11/4/1959
Nov. 3, 1957: St. Philomena’s, Asbury, celebrated its centennial.The Witness
Nov. 4, 1806: Birth of Father Samuel Mazzuchelli.The Witness
Nov. 5, 2006: St. Mary’s, McGregor, sesquicentennial jubilee.The Witness
Nov. 5, 1968: Sacred Heart, Monticello, celebrated the centennial of its founding.The Witness
Nov. 5, 1957: Bishops Loras and Smyth and Archbishops Hennesy and Beckman were interred in the renovated Memorial Chapel in the basement of the Cathedral along with the recently deceased Archbishop Rohlman.The Witness
Nov. 5, 1978: Ordination of the first class of Permanent Deacons in the Archdiocese.The Witness
Nov. 6, 1968: Saint Anthony’s, Dubuque, observed the centennial of its founding.The Witness
Nov. 7, 1960: St. Raphael and St. John Mary Vianney named as patrons of the Archdiocese by Archbishop Leo Binz.The Witness
Nov. 8, 1899: New Visitation Church dedicated at Stacyville.CHAD (1937), p. 291
Nov. 11, 1915: St. Mary’s, Waucoma completely demolished by a cyclone.CHAD* (1937): p. 154
Nov. 14, 1903: New school dedicated at St. Patrick’s, Cedar Rapids. It served until 1929 when a new structure was completed.CHAD (1937), p. 349
Nov. 15, 1873: First meeting of Fort Atkinson pioneers for purpose of erecting their own church. Designed and erected by the people who did most of the work themselves.CHAD (1937), p. 260
Nov. 16, 1913: St. Paul’s, Geneva, Corner stone laid.CHAD (1937), p. 410
Nov. 16, 1985: Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids dedicated a campus recreation center.The Witness
Nov. 17, 1894: First time Sacrament of Confirmation administered at Saint Aloysius, South Garryowen.CHAD (1937), p. 387
Nov. 21, 2010: Dedication of renovated and expanded St. John the Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.The Witness
Nov. 21, 1982: SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Gilbert celebrated its centennial.The Witness
Nov. 23, 1985: Sacred Heart, Rockwell established a new Ministry of Praise for people who are home bound, elderly or handicappedThe Witness
Nov. 24, 1960: Golden jubilee celebration of the founding of Holy Trinity Parish, Dubuque.The Witness
Nov. 26, 1876: First Baptism administered at St. Aloysius, Calmar.CHAD (1937), p. 419
Nov. 27, 1972:: Msgr. Anthony Sigwarth published his third volume of collected verse, Response to Wonder.The Witness
Nov. 29, 1964: First Sunday of Advent. English used in the Mass for the first time.The Witness