1995 — 25 years ago

  • Mary Gibson has been named the first female president of Rochester’s Downtown Kiwanis Club.
  • Michah Johansen, son of Rick and Jane Emerson, has received the Eagle Award from Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Troop 97.

1970 — 50 years ago

  • Minnesota has approved lowering the voting age from 21 to 19, by a margin of more than 6,000 votes. The voting amendment received 700,449 “yes” votes.
  • Kenneth Griswold, commissioner with the St. Paul Department of Human Rights and a trial examiner for the State Department of Human Rights, spoke to the Rochester Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

1945 — 75 years ago

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  • President Truman officially proclaimed Nov. 22 as Thanksgiving Day and called upon the nation to give thanks for peace.
  • The roof fell in on Jackie Graves, nicknamed “The Austin Atom.” He was knocked out in 27 seconds of the second round by Jimmy Joyce, of Gary, Ind. (Graves would get revenge and defeat Joyce in a Dec. 1, 1945, rematch).

1920 — 100 years ago

  • The Rochester Hotel, recently purchased by the Kahler Corp., is being remodeled and will be opened as a facility for those with nephritis or diabetes. When completed, the former hotel will be known as the Rochester Hospital.
  • Major E. C. Clemans, former chaplain of the Third Minnesota Infantry and later with the 36th Infantry, will lecture in Rochester at the Methodist church. His subject will be “With the Doughboys in France.”