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Day in History: College Club seeks homes for British children

1990 – 25 years ago

• McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing in Dodge Center has laid off some 100 workers because of a national construction slowdown and reduced demand for the company's concrete mixer trucks. The layoff of 15 percent of the work force is the first major such move at the firm since 1982.

• Christine Boos, Faith Kirmis and Kim Tudahl, all graduates of Rochester Community College, were presented with "Outstanding Student Awards" for their student involvement and participation at RCC, academic performance, service to the community and actions as a positive role model.

1965 – 50 years ago

• Many citizens advisory committees will be needed to help plan the expanded Rochester Junior College program at the new campus. The new RJC campus is expected to be ready by fall quarter 1967 on a 145-acre site along U.S.14 east in the Horse Thief Cave area.


• Rochester police moved in with a search warrant and confiscated a large haul of fireworks and arrested a Rochester business proprietor. The police had recently warned the public that they would be cracking down on illegal sales of fireworks.

• The Libby, McNeil and Libby Inc. 1965 pea pack got underway in the Rochester plant with 300 additional workers hired for the five-week pack.

1940 – 75 years ago

• The police brought three boys to the police station for a lecture after they had been caught shooting off several firecrackers. The parents agreed to take the boys out of the city to shoot the remainder of their fireworks.

• The United States Navy is looking for 5,000 young men for a new class of the naval reserve unit. Additional information may be obtained from the Navy recruiting officer, Room 205, post office building.

• The Rochester College Women's club will be contacting every member of the club in a canvass to learn whether any will offer homes for British children. During the last Great War, and again since the advent of Hitler, British families are looking for safe refuge for their children.

From news services

Ten years ago: Federal Reserve policymakers boosted the federal funds rate by one-quarter percentage point to 3.25 percent, the ninth such increase since the Fed began to tighten credit in June 2004 in an effort to keep inflation under control. Spain became the third country (after the Netherlands and Belgium) to legalize same-sex marriage.


Five years ago: President Barack Obama talked about the economy at a town hall in Racine, Wis., saying, "We got it moving again," and that he intended to get "our debt and our deficits under control," but warned he wouldn't slash spending at the expense of the economic rebound. Benigno Aquino III was sworn in as the Philippines' 15th president.

One year ago: A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled that some companies with religious objections could avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law. President Obama tapped former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the troubled Veterans Affairs Department. The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers just over two weeks after they were abducted in the occupied West Bank, allegedly by Hamas militants. Writer, actor, producer and director Paul Mazursky, 84, died in Los Angeles. Actor Bob Hastings, 89, died in Burbank, Calif.

Today's birthdays: Actress Lea Massari is 82. Actress Nancy Dussault is 79. Songwriter Tony Hatch is 76. Singer Glenn Shorrock is 71. Actor Leonard Whiting (Film: "Romeo and Juliet") is 65. Jazz musician Stanley Clarke is 64. Actor David Garrison is 63. Rock musician Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) is 62. Actor-comedian David Alan Grier is 59. Actor Vincent D'Onofrio is 56. Actress Deirdre Lovejoy is 53. Actor Rupert Graves is 52. Boxer Mike Tyson is 49. Actor Peter Outerbridge is 49. Rock musician Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) is 46. Actor Brian Bloom is 45. Actor Brian Vincent is 45. Actress Monica Potter is 44. Actor Rick Gonzalez is 36. Actress Lizzy Caplan is 33. Rock musician James Adam Shelley (American Authors) is 32. Rhythm-and-blues singer Fantasia is 31. Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps is 30.

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