1994 – 25 years ago
• Jordan’s King Hussein is at the Mayo Clinic today for a routine follow-up. The routine examination is following up on surgery he underwent in August 1992 at Mayo.
1969 – 50 years ago
• Construction of the new Rochester Area Vocational Institute is approximately 40 percent completed. The $2 million facility, located south of Olmsted 9 and east of Olmsted Community Hospital, is set to officially open Jan. 27, 1970.
1944 – 75 years ago
• A Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, Raynold O. Johnson of Cloquet, will visit Rochester today. He will be accompanied by State Sen. Roy Ranum of Cloquet.
• The St. James School, a military boarding school for boys since 1901, is taking applicants. In Faribault it is located on the bluff overlooking the beautiful Straight and Cannon rivers.
1919 – 100 years ago
• A steamboat upon which a number of Rochester people were taking an excursion from Red Wing down the Mississippi got stuck on a sandbar.