Day in History, Nov. 19

1983 – 25 years ago

Mabel-Canton High School students reacted with disbelief when school officials announced that to balance the budget, all athletic, speech, drama and cheerleading activities will be canceled for the next school year.

1958 – 50 years ago

Members from IBM, the Civil Defense Auxiliary Police Unit and the Rochester Police Department are completing the advanced first aid course taught by Red Cross instructor Carl Hooper.

Frank Everett, Rochester fire chief, will speak at the noon meeting of the Rotary Club in the Kahler Hotel. His topic will be "Fire Safety in the Face of City Growth.


The Folwell PTA heard talks by foreign exchange students Enzin Denizmen from Turkey and Alicia Garcia-Laprida from Argentina.

1933 – 75 years ago

A total of 705 Rochester and Olmsted County men will be taken from the ranks of the jobless and given employment on projects to be financed by the federal civil works administration.

Exhausted by overwork, Dr. W.A. Allen, Rochester’s 99-year old physician, was removed by friends from his apartment to the East Side Hospital, where he will be kept quiet and given a chance to rest. Dr. Allen has gained widespread distinction as being the oldest active practicing physician in the country.

Compiled by Loren Else, a Rochester freelance writer.

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