1921: Sister Domitilla to speak in Duluth

Highlights from 1996, 1971, 1947 and 1921.

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1996 – 25 years ago

Former Rochester resident and football star Darrell Thompson delivered a positive message at the 31st annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet. Thompson left the National Football League in 1995 and now serves as program director for Bolder Options, a program of the Minnesota Jaycees Charitable Foundation.

1971 – 50 years ago

Mike Moen and Sandy Flattum were crowned king and queen at homecoming ceremonies at Lanesboro High School. The Lanesboro Burros football team will square off against Spring Valley.

The Association will perform at Memorial Hall on the campus of Winona State College. Tickets at the door are $2.50.


1946 – 75 years ago

Minnesota Gov. Edward J. Thye issued a statement in connection with Leif Erickson Day. The governor will speak at a Leif Erickson festival in Minneapolis this evening.

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 11 new cases of polio. This brings the total to 2,568 since the beginning of the year.

One of the most spectacular celestial displays in history will be visible to the naked eye when the comet Giacobina-Zinner, shedding millions of meteors, will pass Earth 131,000 miles away.

1921 – 100 years ago

Sister Domitilla, an instructor of nurses at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, will be one of the speakers at the annual convention of the Minnesota State Nurses Association in Duluth.

Today has been set aside as national candy day, and local candy retailers are applying discounts for purchasers of sweets.

The motorcycle policeman in Rochester ticketed two speeders last evening. They were both fined $10 in justice court this morning.

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