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Day in History: Aviation program to be discussed at Legion

1990 – 25 years ago

• Special education teacher Mary Allen from Chatfield will receive the 1990 Award for Outstanding Teaching in Learning Disabilities at a conference in Austin, Texas.

• U.S. Senate candidate Paul Wellstone visited the Gary Rink farm near Byron to decry an "outrageous" budget agreement. Wellstone's campaign bus is making a swing through southern Minnesota.

1965 – 50 years ago

• More than $10,000 in damage was caused by a fire in southwest Rochester that damaged the Look Nook Gift Shop, a restaurant and the Rainbow Rooms and Apartments.


• Crown Prince Harald, of Norway, will receive a key to the city, and he officially will be greeted by a delegation from Rochester Sons of Norway Lodge during his brief stop at the Rochester Airport later this week.

1940 – 75 years ago

• Rochester residents will be tuned into their radio this evening as President Roosevelt will address the nation regarding national security. He will discuss the draft and the reason for it.

• The aviation program of the national defense program will be discussed at a meeting of the William T. McCoy American Legion Post. Attending the program will be Dr. W.M. Boothby, Dr. R.W. Lovelace and Dr. A. H. Bulbulian. They will show motion pictures of medical aviation research and demonstrate the oxygen mask they devised.

1915 – 100 years ago

• Dr. and Mrs. W.J. Mayo and Dr. and Mrs. D.C. Balfour left by automobile for Winona. This evening they will depart on the Oronoco on a trip to southern waters. They will stop at Memphis.

• The teachers of the Rochester public schools will be entertained by the Methodist church at an informal "at home" in the social rooms of the church.

From news services


Ten years ago: President George W. Bush nominated White House counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court (however, she withdrew three weeks later after criticism over her lack of judicial experience and Republican concerns about her conservatism). A Russian space capsule with American tourist Gregory Olsen aboard docked with the international space station. Australians Barry J. Marshall and Robin Warren won the 2005 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for showing that bacterial infection — not stress — caused ulcers in the stomach and intestine. British actor-comedian Ronnie Barker, half of the long-established and much-loved duo The Two Ronnies, died at age 76.

Five years ago: Ruling-party candidate Dilma Rousseff, trying to become Brazil's first female leader, fell short of getting a majority of votes in presidential elections. (Rousseff prevailed in a runoff against her centrist rival, Jose Serra.) Angel McCoughtry had 18 points as the U.S. won gold at the women's basketball world championship with an 89-69 victory over the host Czech Republic.

One year ago: An Internet video was released showing an Islamic State group militant beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group being targeted by U.S.-led airstrikes.

Today's birthdays: Composer Steve Reich is 79. Rock and roll star Chubby Checker is 74. Actor Alan Rachins is 73. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is 72. Magician Roy Horn is 71. Singer Lindsey Buckingham is 66. Jazz musician Ronnie Laws is 65. Blues singer Keb' Mo' is 64. Former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan is 64. Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield is 64. Baseball Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley is 61. Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is 61. Actor Hart Bochner is 59. Actor Peter Frechette is 59. World Golf Hall of Famer Fred Couples is 56. Actor-comedian Greg Proops is 56. Actor Jack Wagner is 56. Rock musician Tommy Lee is 53. Actor Clive Owen is 51. Actress Janel Moloney is 46. Singer Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) is 46. Pop singer Kevin Richardson is 44. Rock singer G. Love is 43. Actress Keiko Agena is 42. Actress Neve Campbell is 42. Actress Lena Headey is 42. Singer India.Arie is 40. Rapper Talib Kweli is 40. Actress Alanna Ubach is 40. Actor Seann (cq) William Scott is 39. Actress Shannyn Sossamon is 37. Rock musician Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 36. Actor Seth Gabel is 34. Rock musician Mark King (Hinder) is 33. Actor Erik Von Detten is 33. Singer-musician Cherrill Green (Edens Edge) is 32. Actress Tessa Thompson is 32. Actress-singer Ashlee Simpson is 31. Rapper A$AP Rocky is 27. Actress Alicia Vikander is 27.

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