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1971: Bart Starr has second surgery at Saint Marys

The Green Bay quarterback had surgery on his right shoulder.

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1996 — 25 years ago

  • Popular Rochester-based band Incognito will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a free performance at Baihly’s Pub in Best Western Apache.
  • Rock-and-roll from the 1950s through the '60s will be featured in the final concert of this year's Down by the Riverside concert series in Mayo Park.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr underwent a second surgery on his right shoulder at Saint Marys Hospital. It is expected he will miss the entire football season for the Packers.
  • Theodore Zawasky, who completed three decades of service with Northwest Orient Airlines in Rochester, was honored at a special retirement party. He was given a gold watch by his office staff.

1946 — 75 years ago

  • Cancellation of public meetings and the canceling of the opening of schools have been ordered due to the number of polio cases in Minnesota. The number of polio cases continues to rise.
  • In the butter and cheese division for area butter-makers, first prize went to Holland Zeller, of Zumbrota, for American cheddar cheese.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Within 30 or 60 days, the Yellow Cab Company will have a fleet of 15 cabs running on the city streets. Rochester will be in the big-city class.
  • A house owned by J. H. Kahler at 315 Fifth Ave. SW has been razed to the ground. The building was located just across from the College Apartments. The two-story building was built in 1871.
  • The Rochester Fire Department La France hook and ladder truck responded to a fire in the Sullivan and Harwick hardware store. Damage was minor, but the fire truck aroused some excitement on Broadway.

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