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1948: Black traveling basketball team defeats Preston's All-Stars

Highlights of events in 1998, 1973, 1948 and 1923.

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1998 — 25 years ago

  • This week's top three movies are "Men in Black," "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Liar, Liar."
  • The life and death of Mother Teresa was the top religion story of 1997.

1973 — 50 years ago

  • Installation of a $1 million Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) system for improved air traffic control efficiency is nearly completed at the Rochester Airport.
  • 1972 was the coldest in 25 years and ranked the fourth coldest year in Rochester's recorded weather history.

1948 — 75 years ago

  • A short, dark-haired bandit, who carried a gun in his overcoat pocket, robbed the City National Bank in downtown Duluth of $4,000 in cash. The state bureau of criminal apprehension said it was the first bank holdup in Minnesota in about six years.
  • The vaunted black professional Hollywood Sepin All-Star basketball team played a fired-up Preston squad edging the local Minnesota lads 49-43. Duane Boelter dropped in 13 points for Preston.

1923 — 100 years ago

  • Dental examinations are being conducted of all public and private school students by Rochester dentists. So far, 1,016 pupils have been examined, and 430 have cavities needing filling.
  • This week's health lecture will be at the Mayo Clinic at 7:30 p.m. A lecturer from the university, Dr. L. D. Bristol, will speak on "Working for Community Health."
  • According to Chicago sources, the waltz is swiftly overtaking the more familiar fox trot in popularity.
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