1996 — 25 years ago

  • IBM is preparing to offer buyouts and other inducements to between 3,00 and 5,000 employees to leave the company.
  • The Man of Steel, a.k.a. mild-mannered Clark Kent, will say, “I do” to his Daily Planet colleague in a special comic book called “Superman, The Wedding Album.” The couple has been dating since 1938, when the first Superman comic book debuted.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Duane Agrimson collected all 14 points with two rushing touchdowns and one extra point jaunt as Peterson defeated Mabel-Canton 14-6 in a Root River Conference football game.
  • A ceremony in Washington, D.C., launched an anti-pollution and environmental improvements program. Mascot “Woodsy Owl” was introduced with the slogan of, “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute.”

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • The Southeast Minnesota regional fire school will hold its annual meeting in Plainview. A day-long training program is planned for members of the 80 departments that will be attending.
  • A record-breaking enrollment of 63 in the freshman class is reported at Houston High School. The average for the past 10 years has been 48.
  • In the world heavyweight title fight at Yankee Stadium, Joe Louis knocked out Tami Mauriello in the first round.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Sen. Frank B. Kellogg announced he will be a candidate for re-election to Congress next year. He is the first among senatorial aspirants to declare candidacy.
  • War on bootleggers, rum-runners, and moonshiners was declared today in a rally by the state anti-saloon league.
  • Three city firemen received serious burns and injuries when they were buried by a collapsing brick chimney. The firemen were pulled from the rubble, and all three are in the hospital.