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Day in History: 2,000 attend Lake City ice fishing contest in 1964

1989 – 25 years ago

• Gov. Rudy Perpich this morning recommended $1.2 million be allocated to the University of Minnesota to continue graduate courses in Rochester. The governor was in town today for Perpich's Capital for a Day program in Rochester. Perpich visited Elton Hills Elementary School and John Adams Junior High School.

• Rochester Community College lost its opening match, then won three times to win the "back-door" title in the 12-team Golden Ram Invitational wrestling tournament. RCC's Pete Haag went undefeated in the tournament.

1964 – 50 years ago

• New officers of the Rochester IBM Club will be installed at the Kahler Hotel. Club president is Caryl Dickinson and new vice-president is Richard Hayes.


• Donald Guidinger, a graduate of St. Charles High School and Winona State College, has been appointed assistant to the director of public relations and development at the College of St. Teresa in Winona.

• Officials estimated the turnout of fishermen at 2,000 at the fishing contest in Lake City. The fish were not biting, but William Funk of Lake City caught the largest fish to win the first prize of an outboard motor.

1939 – 75 years ago

• Nearly 200 people participated in Rochester's first snow train excursion party this weekend when a program of winter sports was enjoyed at La Crosse's Snow Valley. One-hundred and sixty eight people left Rochester over Chicago North Western Railroad and others traveled by automobile. Tobogganing, sliding and skiing were enjoyed by the weekend recreationists.

• St. John's High School of Rochester lost to Lake City 16-15 in a high school basketball game. Huettl of Lake City was the big gun with seven points.

• Boxers from the Plainview CCC camp will be featured in a series of boxing bouts. The proceeds will be turned over to the President's Birthday ball fund.

From wire service

Ten years ago:South Dakota politician Bill Janklow was sentenced to 100 days in jail for an auto accident that killed a motorcyclist, Randy Scott. (The 64-year-old Republican was released on May 17, 2004.) Enron Corp.'s former top accountant, Richard Causey, surrendered to federal authorities; he pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges. (Causey later pleaded guilty to securities fraud and was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison; he served 4 3/4 years.) Actress-dancer Ann Miller died in Los Angeles at age 80.


Five years ago:President Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp within a year (however, the facility remains in operation, with Republican and some Democratic lawmakers repeatedly blocking efforts to transfer terror suspects to the United States). The Senate Finance Committee cleared the nomination of Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary, 18-5, despite unhappiness over his mistakes in paying his taxes. A Chinese court sentenced two men to death and a dairy boss to life in prison for their roles in producing and selling infant formula tainted with melamine that was blamed for the deaths of at least six babies and sickening thousands more.

One year ago:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line bloc fared worse than expected in a parliamentary election, forcing Netanyahu to negotiate a broad coalition deal. The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution condemning North Korea's rocket launch in Dec. 2012 and imposing new sanctions. An Indonesian court sentenced Lindsay June Sandiford, a British grandmother, to death for smuggling cocaine into Bali (Sandiford is appealing her sentence). Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when her lover, Burton Pugach, hired hit men to throw lye in her face — and became a media sensation after later marrying him — died in New York at age 75.

Today's birthdays:Former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., is 86. Actress Piper Laurie is 82. Actor Seymour Cassel is 79. Author Joseph Wambaugh is 77. Actor John Hurt is 74. Singer Steve Perry is 65. Country singer-musician Teddy Gentry (Alabama) is 62. Movie director Jim Jarmusch is 61. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Mike Bossy is 57. Actress Linda Blair is 55. Actress Diane Lane is 49. Actor-rap DJ Jazzy Jeff is 49. Country singer Regina Nicks (Regina Regina) is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Marc Gay (Shai) is 45. Actress Katie Finneran (TV: "The Michael J. Fox Show") is 43. Actor Gabriel Macht is 42. Actor Balthazar Getty is 39. Actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson is 34. Pop singer Willa Ford is 33. Actress Beverley (cq) Mitchell is 33. Rock singer-musician Ben Moody is 33. Actress-singer Phoebe Strole (TV: "Glee") is 31. Actress Sami Gayle (TV: "Blue Bloods") is 18.

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