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Day in History: Congregation establishes nursery for babies

1988 – 25 years ago

Minnesota's Darrell Thompson gained 44 yards but it was enough to become the Gopher's all-time leading rushing leader with 3,096 yards. Thompson is only a junior.

Mayo North, a $23 million building west of Rochester Methodist Hospital is about to open. The first department to move in will be radiation oncology. The new building was designed primarily to provide state-of-the-art radiation treatment for cancer patients.

1963 – 50 years ago

Construction of the new Martz Furniture Store at LeRoy is nearing completion. The building will provide 20,000 square-feet of sales space. The new structure replaces the one damaged by fire in May.


Six Russian anesthesiologists including one woman are touring Mayo Clinic for three days. The tour is sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

The top state ranked Rochester John Marshall Rockets football team defeated Austin High School 20-0 before a standing room only crowd of 7,600 at JM stadium. The Rockets have now won 16 straight games and have clinched at least a share of the second consecutive league championship.

1938 – 75 years ago

Five Rochester hospitals have been approved by the American College of Surgeons. Rochester hospitals approved were St. Marys, Colonial, Kahler, Worrall and the Rochester State Hospital. Over 2,700 hospitals in the United States have been approved by applying its principles of hospital standardization.

The Rochester Church of Peace has voted to establish a nursery, where mothers may leave their babies during church services under the direction of the Ladies of the Women's Union. No more shrill cries or squalling babies will interrupt church services.

From wire services

Ten years ago:Pope John Paul II celebrated a Mass at the Vatican marking the 20th anniversary of his election to the papacy. The New York Yankees defeated the San Diego Padres, 9-3, to take a 2-games-to-none lead in the World Series.

Five years ago:President George W. Bush, speaking at Camp David, said he would host an international summit in response to the global financial crisis, but did not set a date or place for the meeting. Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged Iraq's parliament to reject a pact that would extend U.S. presence in Iraq for three years. Soul singer Dee Dee Warwick died in Essex County, N.J. at age 63.


One year ago:In a case that would go to the Supreme Court, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman is unconstitutional and said the gay population has "suffered a history of discrimination." Just 48 hours after a confrontational debate, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney appeared at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York. Obama joked that he did better in the second presidential debate because he got a good long nap in the first one, while Romney quipped that the white-tie gala gave him and his wife Ann the chance to dress as they do around the house. The Detroit Tigers completed a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees, winning the finale of the American League Championship Series 8-1. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 8-3 to take a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship Series.

Today's Birthdays:Rock-and-roll performer Chuck Berry is 87. Sportscaster Keith Jackson is 85. Actress Dawn Wells is 75. College and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Mike Ditka is 74. Singer-musician Russ Giguere is 70. Actor Joe Morton is 66. Actress Pam Dawber is 63. Author Terry McMillan is 62. Writer-producer Chuck Lorre is 61. Gospel singer Vickie Winans is 60. Director-screenwriter David Twohy (TOO'-ee) is 58. International Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova is 57. Boxer Thomas Hearns is 55. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 53. Actress Erin Moran is 53. Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis is 52. Actor Vincent Spano is 51. Rock musician Tim Cross is 47. Tennis player Michael Stich (shteek) is 45. Singer Nonchalant is 40. Actress Joy Bryant is 39. Rock musician Peter Svenson (The Cardigans) is 39. Actor Wesley Jonathan is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer-actor Ne-Yo is 34. Country singer Josh Gracin is 33. Country musician Jesse Littleton (Marshall Dyllon) is 32. Jazz singer-musician Esperanza Spalding is 29. Actress-model Freida Pinto is 29. Actor Zac Efron is 26. Actress Joy Lauren is 24. Actor Tyler Posey is 22.

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