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1972: President Nixon endorsed for re-election by 548 daily newspapers

Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.

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1997 – 25 years ago

  • Former Zumbrota-Mazeppa standout and starting linebacker for the Minnesota Gophers, Parc Williams, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Bernie Bierman Endowed Scholarship.
  • Kathleen Blatz has been named the first female Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

1972 – 50 years ago

  • President Nixon has been endorsed for re-election by 548 daily newspapers, while 38 have endorsed Sen. George McGovern.
  • A low-cost computer in the new IBM line – the System 370, Model 125 – was announced. The purchase price of the 125 will range from $377,815 to $602,621.

1947 – 75 years ago

  • The city of Rochester was presented with a $150,000 check to aid in the construction and to equip a public health center.
  • A private plane flew a two-and-a-half-year-old girl from Rapid City, S.D., to Rochester for admission to a Rochester hospital in hopes that the Mayo Clinic can perform an emergency operation on one of her lungs.

1922 – 100 years ago

  • About 30 persons in and around Plainview have fallen victim to a typhoid fever epidemic. Health officials are trying to track down the cause.
  • National Guard troops, assigned to northern Minnesota to help with the fires, will head home as most of the blazes are finally under control.
  • Edith Hanson was the winner of a Studebaker Sedan in The Rochester Daily Post and Record Salesmanship Club campaign.
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