Day in History: Alice Mayo Society new name for club
1993 – 25 years ago
• Rochester’s Michael O’Connor was the winner of the 21st annual Birkebeiner cross country ski race held near Hayward, Wisc.
• The Hayfield High School Vikings will send six wrestlers to the Class A individual tournament at the St. Paul Civic Center. School will be dismissed at noon so fans can make the trip to St. Paul.
1968 – 50 years ago
• The Magazine Club, the organization of Mayo Clinic staff wives which has borne that name since its founding in 1910, was renamed the Alice Mayo Society in honor of the late Mrs. Charles W. Mayo.
• 1,250 persons attended the piano grand concert by Peter Nero in the Mayo Civic Auditorium. Nero throughout the evening played from his 20 RCA recordings.
• The first "official act" of the new mayor and village council of Oronoco will be to set a date for swearing-in ceremonies. The community will officially become a village.
1943 – 75 years ago
• Lieutenant Donald Rose, Marine Corps flier, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for action against the Japanese off Ramos Island in the Solomon Islands on August 28, 1942. Second Lieutenant Rose and his squadron attacked four enemy destroyers, sinking three. (Lt. Rose, a graduate of Lanesboro High School was the community’s first casualty of the war. He was killed September 13, 1942, at Guadalcanal.)
1918 – 100 years ago
• The Rochester branch of the Red Cross will give a dance in the Bamber Valley school house. There will be orchestra music and a pig, gander, drake and hen will be given away.