1996 25 years ago

  • The AS/400 line of computers, the main systems developed and manufactured at IBM, Rochester, was a strong seller, contributing to one of the best third-quarter performances in IBM Corp’s history.
  • The annual Lourdes Auction was held, raising $90,000. The top item was a 1972 Mustang, which brought $7,500.

1971 50 years ago

  • Bruce Mortenson won the Apache Six-Mile Run for the second straight year. The Rochester distance runner covered the six miles in 31 minutes and 8 seconds.
  • “On Demand” became the world champion 2-year-old harness show horse by winning the title during the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Mo. The chestnut gelding is owned by the Mayo Priebe Stock farm in Marion Township.
  • Saint Marys Hospital will host an open house in honor of Sister Mary Brigh, longtime hospital administrator, who has retired. About 3,500 to 4,500 people are expected to attend.

1946 75 years ago

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  • Gustavus Adolphus College has stepped to the front among Minnesota colleges by building emergency housing for 484 married and single veterans on the campus. Next semester an additional dormitory will open with room for 265 students.
  • Tonight on WCCO Radio will be “Kate Smith Sings,” followed by Humphrey Bogart getting the drop on the bad guys in“Take It or Leave It.”
  • More than 400 state high school coaches are expected in Minneapolis for the annual Minnesota Education Association meeting.

1921 100 years ago

  • Minnesota will join other states in observation of Theodore Roosevelt Day. Schools, clubs, organizations and lodges are urged to memorialize Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States who was born Oct. 27, 1858.
  • Sixteen sophomores of the University of Minnesota have been suspected for hazing other students. The investigation revealed that several first-year students were apprehended, tied to trees, and their faces were painted.