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1946: Film of German concentration camps to be shown

Highlights from 1996, 1971, 1946 and 1921.

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1996 25 years ago

  • The top 3 best-selling fiction books are "The Deep End of the Ocean" by Jacquelyn Mitchard, "M is For Malice" by Sue Grafton, and "Desperation" by Stephen King.
  • The American Cancer Society will open a fund-raising campaign to build a temporary residence for cancer patients. The society plans to break ground in the spring for Hope Lodge, a $2.5 million cancer center described as “home away from home” for patients and loved ones.

1971 50 years ago

  • Hubert H. Humphrey, moving toward a January declaration of candidacy, will open a Washington, D.C. headquarters to coordinate his possible second bid for the presidency.
  • Marjorie Tucker of Elgin has been appointed to a 25-member State Community School Advisory Council by Gov. Wendell Anderson.
  • The Lettermen will perform at the Mayo Civic Auditorium. Tickets are $5, $4, and $3.

1946 75 years ago

  • This fall, the University of Minnesota's enrollment of 27,000 is a record; 73 percent of the enrollment is male.
  • An official sound film taken in German concentration camps by the first American troops to enter the camp will be shown at the regular meeting of the Leon J. Wetzel American Legion Post 9. The film has had few public showings.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The Rochester Indoor Baseball League will be organized at a meeting at the Civic and Commerce building. The high school gymnasium will be used for games, and there will be no admission fee to attend games.
  • The Rochester High School basketball team will begin practice on Nov. 21. The team lost three of their best shooters from last year, but Coach Friderick said he has some fine young players.
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Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.