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Day in History: 75 cents a day allotted to men for meals

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1991 – 25 years ago

• Jill Cook, a Wabasha-Kellogg School District geography teacher and Winona native, has won a national geography award for outstanding teaching.

• Business people and farmers in rural areas east of Rochester will now have the benefit of cellular phone service. Service will be available in the Interstate 90 area between St. Charles and the Mississippi River.

1966 – 50 years ago

• Rochester's application for an area vocational-technical school will be heard by the State Board of Vocational Education in Brainerd. A delegation representing Rochester prepared a 112-page application for the state board.


• Dr. Walter Alvarez, a member of the Mayo Clinic staff from 1926 until 1950 has written another book – this one on "Little Strokes." Dr. Alvarez is well known for his syndicated newspaper medical column carried in some 80 U.S. newspapers.

1941 – 75 years ago

• Reports from Mankato, site of the southern Minnesota Golf tournament, indicates that there is a very large entry field. Rochester's Billy Cooper is the defending champion. The tournament will open tomorrow.

• Expressing confidence that farmers face reality and accept the burdens of this new war, Mr. Skuli Rutford, addressed several hundred farm families at the Fillmore County community picnic.

• One hundred former residents attended the annual homecoming celebration at the High Forest Methodist Church. Rev. M. Lee Wilson, pastor, presided.

1916 – 100 years ago


• Norton Lawler is expected to return to Rochester this week. He has been attending school in Washington, D.C., for the past year.

• Commencing with this evening, new orders will go into effect to the members of the Rochester Machine Gun Company. The unmarried men of the company will eat down town at the expense of the government and will sleep at the armory. The government allows 75 cents per day each to feed the men while in the city.

From news services

Ten years ago:The Marine Corps announced that seven Marines and a sailor had been charged with murder for pulling an unarmed Iraqi civilian from his home and shooting him to death the previous April without provocation. (The group's leader, Sgt. Lawrence G. Hutchins III, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted of unpremeditated murder; five cut deals with prosecutors in which they pleaded guilty to lesser charges.) President George W. Bush, addressing the annual U.S.-European Union summit in Vienna, accused Iran of dragging its feet on a Western incentive package aimed at getting Tehran to suspend uranium enrichment activity.

Five years ago:The Food and Drug Administration announced that cigarette packs in the U.S. would have to carry macabre images that included rotting teeth and gums, diseased lungs and a sewn-up corpse of a smoker as part of a graphic campaign aimed at discouraging Americans from lighting up. Amid street protests, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a confidence vote.

One year ago:Four days after it welcomed a young stranger who sat for prayer and then allegedly opened fire, killing nine people, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church held its first worship service with themes of love and healing, plus a note of defiance. (Suspect Dylann Roof faces murder charges.) Jordan Spieth became the sixth player to win the Masters and the U.S. Open after Dustin Johnson three-putted from 12 feet on the final hole at Chambers Bay with a chance to win the championship himself.

Today's birthdays:Composer Lalo Schifrin is 84. Actor Bernie Kopell is 83. Actor Monte Markham is 81. Songwriter Don Black is 78. Actress Mariette Hartley is 76. Comedian Joe Flaherty is 75. Rock singer-musician Ray Davies (The Kinks) is 72. Actress Meredith Baxter is 69. Actor Michael Gross is 69. Rock musician Joe Molland (Badfinger) is 69. Rock musician Don Airey (Deep Purple) is 68. Country singer Leon Everette is 68. Rock musician Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) is 66. Rock musician Nils Lofgren is 65. Actress Robyn Douglass is 63. Actor Leigh McCloskey is 61. Cartoonist Berke Breathed is 59. Country singer Kathy Mattea is 57. Actor Marc Copage is 54. Actress Sammi Davis is 52. Actor Doug Savant is 52. Country musician Porter Howell is 52. Actor Michael Dolan is 51. Writer-director Lana Wachowski is 51. Actress Carrie Preston is 49. Actress Paula Irvine is 48. Rapper/producer Pete Rock is 46. Country singer Allison Moorer is 44. Actress Juliette Lewis is 43. Actress Maggie Siff is 42. Musician Justin Cary is 41. Rock musician Mike Einziger (Incubus) is 40. Actor Chris Pratt is 37. Rock singer Brandon Flowers is 35. Britain's Prince William is 34. Actor Jussie Smollett is 34. Actor Benjamin Walker is 34. Actor Michael Malarkey is 33. Pop singer Kris Allen (TV: "American Idol") is 31. Actor Jascha Washington is 27. Pop singer Rebecca Black is 19.

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