Day in History: Draft call in 1969 may be 297,000

1993 – 25 years ago

• The book, "The Last Full Measure: The Life and Death of the First Minnesota Volunteers" written by Richard Moe has been released. The author Richard Moe was former chief of staff for Vice President Walter Mondale.

• Stewartville’s Scott Boettcher pitched a no-hitter as the Tigers beat Winona Cotter 5-1 in high school baseball.

1968 – 50 years ago

• The Selective Service Director has indicated that the draft call for 1969 — should the Vietnam War continue — may be close to 297,000.


• Voters in Stewartville approved a $1,650,000 school bond issue by a vote of 763 to 554. Plans call for the construction of a new elementary school and classrooms for high school students.

• Richard Nixon is likely to carry a strong lead in any presidential straw vote taken by First District Republicans at the district convention in Albert Lea.

1943 – 75 years ago

• An area of approximately two city blocks in Southeast Rochester was partially destroyed by a tornado during an emergency drill and Company K of the Minnesota State Guard performed a disaster response. After the drill was complete a chicken pie supper was served to the men.

• Tonight at the Chateau Theater is "Hello Frisco, Hello" starring Alice Faye and John Payne. Admission is 35 cents.

1918 – 100 years ago

• Rev. Father Devlin, assistant to Rev. Father John Sherman at the Cathedral at Winona, has applied for entry into the service of the United States Army as a chaplain.

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