1996 – 25 years ago
- Three surviving crew members of the B-25 bomber “Ruptured Duck” made famous by the movie “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” were in Rochester. The men -- engineer-gunner David Thatcher, co-pilot Dean Davenport, and navigator Charles McClure -- stopped to promote their program, “With the Crew 30 Seconds Over Tokyo,” which will be presented at the Shelton Theater in Red Wing.
1971 – 50 years ago
- Mrs. Stella Jensen of Elkton, who has served as 1st District DFL chairwoman, was honored at a dinner at the Town House restaurant in Rochester. Both Sen. Hubert Humphrey and Gov. Wendell Anderson attended the event.
- The century-old former Mary Whiting home at 527 N. Broadway scheduled for demolition is being considered by the Committee of Urban Environment as the first structure for restoration and preservation in the city’s proposed “old-town” section. Mary Whiting was principal of the city’s old Central School on what is now the site of the Mayo building.
1946 – 75 years ago
- At the Chateau Theater, Betty Davis and Glenn Ford star in “A Stolen Life.”
- Homemade ice cream is available at Thurber’s Café at 19 Second St. SW. A pint is 30 cents, and a quart is 55 cents.
- Wanted: A Linotype operator is needed by the Whiting Press in Rochester. Modern, air-conditioned shop and pay starts at $1.40 per hour.
1921 – 100 years ago
- The American College of Surgeons Congress will meet in Philadelphia, including a distinguished body of South Americans and surgeons from Ireland. More than 2,000 surgeons from the United States and Canada have registered for the meeting. Honorary fellowships by the Irish College will be bestowed to Dr. Charles H. Mayo and Dr. W. J. Mayo of Rochester.
- As local police searched for butter stolen from the Eyota Creamery, they came upon a still hidden along the road west of Eyota.