1996 25 years ago

  • This week, IBM Rochester is celebrating its 40th birthday, showcasing its products to employees, community leaders, and IBM retirees.
  • President Clinton will be in the Twin Cities to campaign alongside Sen. Paul Wellstone, 1st District DFL candidate Mary Reider and other Democrats.

1971 50 years ago

  • Gump Worsley will be playing in goal tonight for the Minnesota North Stars. It is Worsley’s 771st National Hockey League game. Worsley, at 42, still has the reflexes and courage to play goalie without a mask. (The North Stars would win the game 5-1).
  • Gov. Wendell Anderson has ordered the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to begin an environmental review of a natural-gas liquid pipeline through about 250 miles of western and southern Minnesota.
  • Bob Williams, formerly of the Harlem Globe Trotters and the Minneapolis Lakers, will be the keynote speaker at the annual father-son banquet in Preston.

1946 75 years ago

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  • Gov. Edward J. Thye launched the 1947 4-H membership campaign. The coming year promises to be the greatest in 4-H history as club activities curtailed during the war and the polio epidemic will all return.
  • After pleading guilty for using obscene language, a man was fined $25 and given a 10-day suspended county jail sentence. The man was arrested on a complaint filed by his wife.
  • Faye Wolter of St. Charles has completed her training at the Kahler School of Nursing and has accepted a position as the Kahler operating room head nurse.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Sixty-five entries have been made in an upcoming aviation meet in Kansas City. Orville Wright has entered a cabin cruiser aircraft that he claims can remain in flight for nine hours and carry four passengers.
  • The Shattuck second-team football squad edged the Sacred Heart Academy of Waseca 96-0.
  • Dr. Robert Goddard of Clark College has announced he hopes to send a rocket to the moon in the future. (Goddard is credited with creating and building the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket, successfully launched on March 26, 1926).