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Day in History: Datebook to commemorate Saint Marys Diamond Jubilee

1988 – 25 years ago

There were few complaints at the passenger listening session at the Rochester Airport. About 25 people attended the event.

Red Owl has grade "A" turkeys on sale for 69 cents a pound, 16 oz. of butter for 99 cents and fresh pumpkin pies for $2.49 each.

1963 – 50 years ago

Saint Marys Hospital will observe its Diamond Jubilee in 1964, and in celebration of the event, an attractive datebook prepared by St. Marys Alumni Assn. is being offered for sale to the public. St. Marys will tie in its observance with the 1964 Mayo Centennial.


As part of a replanting program 11th Ave. boulevards will get 263 new trees.

Effective at midnight Rochester residents will be able to call and receive telephone calls from Byron at no additional charge.

1938 – 75 years ago

"Look" magazine in its issue of November 22 will carry pictures reviewing the film, "Tell Your Children," in which Mrs. Stuart Hargesheimer, formerly of Rochester, has an important role. She is currently is an actress under the name of Lillian Miles.

The St. Rose group of the Rosary society will entertain at a benefit card party at the Knights of Columbus clubrooms tomorrow.

Several new members will be initiated into the Veterans of Foreign Wars at a meeting of the Whitlock-Sonnenberg post in the A.O.U.W. hall.

From wire services

Ten years ago:Two Black Hawk helicopters collided and crashed in Iraq; 17 U.S. troops were killed. Two synagogues were bombed in Istanbul; 29 people were killed. A gangway on the cruise ship RMS Queen Mary 2 collapsed in St. Nazaire, France, killing 15 people. Democrat Kathleen Blanco was elected the first female governor of Louisiana, defeating Republican Bobby Jindal in a runoff. Death claimed billionaire Laurence Tisch at age 80 and actress Dorothy Loudon at age 70.


Five years ago:World leaders battling an economic crisis agreed in Washington to flag risky investing and regulatory weak spots in hopes of avoiding future financial meltdowns. A wildfire destroyed nearly 500 mobile homes in Los Angeles. Gay rights supporters marched in cities coast to coast to protest the vote that banned gay marriage in California. Somali pirates hijacked the Sirius Star, a Saudi-owned oil supertanker, in the Indian Ocean. (The ship was released eight weeks later after the pirates were reportedly paid a ransom.)

One year ago:The Justice Department announced that BP had agreed to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill pay a record $4.5 billion, including nearly $1.3 billion in criminal fines. The settlement came 2 1/2 years after the fiery drilling-rig explosion killed 11 workers and touched off the nation's largest offshore oil spill. Four veterans were killed and 16 people injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded warriors and their spouses in Midland, Texas. Detroit's Miguel Cabrera was named the American League's Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. San Francisco's Buster Posey was the National League MVP.

Today's Birthdays:Judge Joseph Wapner is 94. Statesman Howard H. Baker Jr. is 88. Actor Ed Asner is 84. Singer Petula Clark is 81. Comedian Jack Burns is 80. Actress Joanna Barnes is 79. Actor Yaphet Kotto is 74. Actor Sam Waterston is 73. Classical conductor Daniel Barenboim is 71. Pop singer Frida (ABBA) is 68. Actor Bob Gunton is 68. Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is 66. Actress Beverly D'Angelo is 62. Director-actor James Widdoes is 60. Rock singer-producer Mitch Easter is 59. News correspondent John Roberts is 57. Former "Jay Leno Show" bandleader Kevin Eubanks is 56. Comedian Judy Gold is 51. Actress Rachel True is 47. Rapper E-40 is 46. Country singer Jack Ingram is 43. Actor Jay Harrington is 42. Actor Jonny Lee Miller is 41. Actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier is 40. Christian rock musician David Carr (Third Day) is 39. Rock singer-musician Chad Kroeger is 39. Rock musician Jesse Sandoval is 39. Actress Virginie Ledoyen is 37. Actor Sean Murray is 36. Pop singer Ace Young (TV: "American Idol") is 33. Golfer Lorena Ochoa is 32. Actress Shailene Woodley is 22. Actress-dancer Emma Dumont (TV: "Bunheads") is 19.

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