1921: US Marines will remain on mail trains
Highlights from 1996, 1971, 1946 and 1921.
1996 — 25 years ago
- Mayo Clinic will launch a new women’s health newsletter to capitalize on the growing demand for health information, specifically for women. The new Mayo Clinic Family Health Book also will hit shelves this week.
1971 — 50 years ago
- The Rochester Methodist Hospital’s daily patient cost averaged about $70 – up 10.7 percent over the year before. Increased costs are being experienced by hospitals throughout the nation.
- Mayo High School will offer a winter driving course. It will cover winter starting, stopping, steering on slippery roadways, skid recovery, and emergency maneuvers.
1946 — 75 years ago
- The editors of the United Press named the Republican victory in Congress as the biggest news story of 1946. It was followed by the Nuremberg war crime verdicts.
- The all-state Catholic high school football team includes Don Leonard of Rochester Lourdes, Norman Weaver of Winona, John Dudley of Faribault Bethlehem, and Alfred McGinnis of Caledonia Loretto.
1921 — 100 years ago
- The government announced that U.S. Marines will remain in place on mail trains as the necessity for their presence for security remains at this time.
- The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has selected Vladimir Graffman, the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra concertmaster, for a solo at its first concert of the season.
- A Ford touring car sold for $52 at a sheriff’s sale at the city hall. A manure spreader also sold for $90.