1995: Twins great Zoilo Versalles dies at 55

On this day in 1995, 1970, 1945, 1920

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1995 – 25 years ago

Zoilo Versalles, the Cuban shortstop who graceful glove work and clutch hitting led the Minnesota Twins to the World Series in 1965 and won him the Most Valuable Player award that year, has died at 55 years of age.

Teri Erickson and Jessica O’Donnell of Rushford-Peterson High School were named to the All-Southeast Conference team for girls softball.

1970 – 50 years ago

Former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey declared that the nation’s primary goal should be ending the war in Vietnam and avoiding similar conflicts in the future.


Gas prices in the area were as low as 37.9 cents a gallon for regular and 41.9 for premium.

1945 – 75 years ago

Gov. Edward J. Thye proclaimed Sunday as Lidice Day and asked Minnesota citizens to participate “in solemn observance of the day and to resolve that mankind’s fight for liberty, justice, and tolerance shall be perpetuated.” (Lidice Day was in remembrance of the massacre of its Czech villagers by the Nazis on June 10, 1942.)

A number of graduating high school seniors will receive their diplomas in absentia – many boys left classes to enter the military service.

1920 – 100 years ago

Ice cream sodas, straw hats and silk shirts all came into style today as the temperature in the area reached 91 degrees this afternoon.

A meeting to organize a volunteer fire department in will be held tonight in Houston.

Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year, an event looked forward to by both pupils and teachers.

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