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Day in History: Chicken thief is philosophical

1988 – 25 years ago

The IBM Fund for Community Services has presented United Way of Olmsted County with a PS/2 Model 50 personal computer and accessories.

Stephen Findley and Daniel Voss of Rochester were among students named to the Hamline University of Law Dean's List for the spring quarter.

Tickets to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves, who will open play at the Metrodome in 1989; will range from $3.50 to $50. The team will eventually move to a yet-to-be-built downtown Minneapolis arena.

1963 – 50 years ago


The Winona County Fair closed with attendance at 32,100 – nearly double the previous high number of 17,500 in 1958. It was the 53rd annual Winona County Fair, but the first free fair.

The Rochester Swim Club finished second in the boys' division of the two-day Rochester Invitational Swim Meet. The trophy is the biggest award received by the Rochester Swim Club in Minnesota competition since 1957. The team is coached by Richard Williams.

1938 – 75 years ago

Mrs. Gertrude Mayo Berkman, oldest member of the Mayo family and sister of Dr. W.J. Mayo and Dr. C.H. Mayo, died today at the Kahler Hospital. Gertrude attended Rochester public school and was married in 1877.

Two farm youths pleaded guilty to stealing 50 chickens from five different county farmer chicken coops. One of the youths, when questioned by the judge why he was stealing chickens, replied with "I have often wondered."

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