The Day in History, May 19

1983 — 25 years ago

Chuck Hazama was re-elected as Rochester’s mayor. Hazama captured 4,464 votes to win his third term without opposition.

Funding for continued subsidies to Minnesota students attending Mayo Medical School was approved by a House-Senate conference committee. The conferees agreed to a continued $8,300 per student annual "capitation" aid for the currently enrolled Minnesota students and those accepted for next fall’s classes.

1958 — 50 years ago

A highly successful fire demonstration was staged by the Rochester Rural Fire Department, attracting firemen from several other departments and a crowd of about 500 people. The exercise was conducted on four buildings on the former William Williams farm.


1933 — 75 years ago

A group of state and federal officials revealed that Rochester, Preston and Chatfield will be among tentative locations for nine southeastern Minnesota erosion-control camps planned under the Roosevelt administration public works bill, which is before Congress. Approximately 1,300 people would be employed at the camps.

Compiled by Loren Else, a Rochester freelance writer.

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