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Day in History

2002 — Five years ago

Telecom supplier Celestica will cut between 10 percent and 15 percent of its work force. It operates a factory on Rochester’s northwest side, which makes circuit boards for servers that are assembled at IBM Rochester.

1972 — 35 years ago

Hotel magnate Conrad Hilton has given $10 million to Mayo Foundation to build an eight-story laboratory medicine building. The sum marks the largest single amount received by Mayo in its development program and one of the largest gifts ever made to any medical center by one person.


1947 — 60 years ago

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that average pay in manufacturing hit a record high of $1.22 an hour for a 40-hour week.

For the convenience of train passengers, an eating place to be known as "The Sandwich Shop" is being constructed on railway property near the Chicago and Northwestern passenger stations.

Compiled by Loren Else, a Rochester freelance writer.

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