1995 – 25 years ago
Several hundred thousand black men and women amassed at the National Mall as part of the Million Man March. It was a peaceful show of strength, solidarity and atonement to bring attention to black issues and to put these concerns on the country’s political agenda. Some of the speakers included Minister Louis Farrakhan, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks and Jesse Jackson.
Lanesboro High School beat Caledonia 33-12 in high school football to win at least a share of its third-straight Southeast championship. Lanesboro’s record this season is now 7-0.
1970 – 50 years ago
About 200 people bid farewell to the Delta Queen on its final scheduled cruise down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The overnight passenger riverboat faces retirement Nov. 2 under the 1966 Safety-at-Sea-Law.
1945 – 75 years ago
Rochester has plans to build a new city power plant west of Silver Lake. Construction of a plant to include a 7,500-kilowatt capacity generator will be the first step.
More than 500 people are expected to attend the third annual Sire Day at Lewiston. More than 50 head of the best bulls, boars and rams will be offered for sale.
1920 – 100 years ago
A chicken pie supper will be served for the benefit of the Chatfield band. A big crowd is expected because a dance will be held after supper. (The event raised $253.50)
Solemn burial services are being held across the country as the bodies of Minnesota soldiers who died in France arrive back home with the assistance of the U.S. government.