1996 – 25 years ago
The Rochester Police Department was the first in the country to put portable defibrillators in squad cars as part of a study spearheaded by Dr. Roger White, an anesthesiologist with the Mayo Clinic. The police will soon be equipped with the smallest and lightest defibrillators approved by the Food & Drug Administration. The new units cost between $3,000 and $4,000. The Rochester PD will receive 12 of the new units.
1971 – 50 years ago
Rochester now has a Women of the Moose Auxiliary. The 50-member charter was instituted with Mrs. Vernon Leque as senior regent.
The controversial rock musical “Hair” will appear in Rochester for three performances. The show, with a cast of 25, will be presented at Mayo Civic Auditorium Theater.
Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins hit his 511th career home run during a 3-2 loss in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Jim Kaat pitched a complete game in a 1-0 Twins victory. Kaat struck out eight batters, moving into 37th place on the major league all-time strikeout list.
1946 – 75 years ago
Dr. R. D. Mussey of the Mayo Clinic staff and Mayo Foundation staff was named president-elect at the American Association of Obstetricians, Gynecologists, and Abdominal Surgeons.
Showing at the Chateau Theatre is “Scarlet Street,” starring Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett and Dan Duryea.
If you are looking for a delicious T-bone steak in Rochester, stop by the 19th Hole – one block west of Saint Marys Hospital. It is open from 6 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday.
1921 – 100 years ago
Kruse Lumber & Coal Co. will deliver a nice, dry cord of oak wood to your home for $9.75.
Police found an Overland touring car containing four quarts of moonshine parked on Second St. S.E. about 2 a.m. The owner has not yet been located.
Police confiscated a trunk containing 100 quarts of gin which was checked to Rochester on a passenger train. The booze was leaking, which led to the discovery of the contents in the trunk.