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.