Day in History, Sept. 22

2007 — One year ago

Cheryl Jones won the inaugural All-City Golf Tournament women’s division in 1994 and she did it again this year completing three rounds in 89-85-91-265 beating Lisa Gargulak by one stroke. Brian Gerzsenji won the men’s division.

Fiction hardcover best sellers are "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini and "The Wheel of Darkness" by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.

1983 — 25 years ago

The Rochester school lunch menu is oven fried chicken, potato chips, buttered vegetables, bread with butter, fruit sauce and milk.


"The Big Chill" is showing at the Cinema 1-2-3. Matinee admission is $2.

1958 — 50 years ago

An Austin man now a patient at the Mayo Clinic has decided on a new and unique means of giving up his three-packs-a-day cigarette habit. He plans to have himself hypnotized into quitting via trans-Atlantic telephone.

Heather Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Davis of Rochester, might have set some sort of unofficial record by twirling the Hula Hoop around her body 8,295 times. It took Heather an hour and 20 minutes to accomplish this trick in a nonstop performance.

Funeral services were held for Mabel Grace Kahler of Rochester. She was one of the oldest lifelong residents of Rochester and the widow of the founder of the Kahler Corp., J.H. Kahler. She was the daughter of pioneer residents of the city.

Compiled by Loren Else, a Rochester freelance writer.

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