Day in History: Clinton proposes flood control money
1993 – 25 years ago
• The search committee for the president’s chair at Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce has received 150 applications for the post.
• First District Rep. Tim Penny and his two older sons have joined a group sponsored by their Washington area church that is helping to repair and rebuild homes from recent hurricane damage in Florida.
• President Clinton proposed the largest block of federal aid yet for the Rochester flood control project. His proposed 1994 budget includes $22.1 million for the project. The money will pay for completion of most of the Zumbro River construction in significant areas in downtown Rochester.
1968 – 50 years ago
• University of Minnesota basketball coach John Kundla will be the main speaker at the Rochester Quarterback’s Club Championship Recognition Dinner at the Elks Club on April 16.
• Exciting is how Rochester State Junior College students described their experiences in Eau Claire, Wis., where they campaigned for Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy, who is seeking nomination for president.
1943 – 75 years ago
• An appeal for donations of firearms from civilians in Olmsted County to be used by uniformed guards in the protection of naval establishments, war plants and government property in Minnesota is being made by Lt. Cmdr. F.C. Campbell. Commander Campbell pointed out that "there is a gun in almost every home in Minnesota that could be spared in the interest of our nation’s safety."
• People are reminded to tune in to KTSP’s Sunshine Roundup. It’s a program of fun and music with Al and Hank and the men and women of the Sunset Valley Barn Dance.
1918 – 100 years ago
• Local speakers Mrs. E.L. Sinclair and Fred Hanson were the speakers at the meeting at the Congregational church. Mrs. Sinclair stated that besides Germany the other enemy that is taking many young men is the terrible liquor traffic in the state. Mrs. Sinclair called for the passing of national prohibition laws. (The 18th amendment, which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors, went into effect in January 1920.)
• Minnesota can bring its total of fighting men to 105,000 if necessary. Over 43,000 men of the state already are in active service.
From news services
Ten years ago:Anti-China protesters disrupted the Olympic torch relay in Paris, at times forcing Chinese organizers to put out the flame and take the torch onto a bus to secure it.