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Day in History: Daughters visit Mrs. C.H. Mayo

1990 – 25 years ago

• Rochester's population has reached a record high of 69,363, a 20 percent growth from 1980, according to U.S. Census figures.

• Recycling in Rochester Public Schools will be in full swing this year following approval of a waste reduction plan. Schools will recycle cardboard, office paper, aluminum and glass.

• Charles Von Wald was honored at a dinner and gathering to honor him for his nearly 20 years as sheriff. Deputies presented him with a gold watch and the sheriff's office presented him with a plaque with his first badge as a deputy and his badge as sheriff.

1965 – 50 years ago


• Mrs. Martha Hoag has been hired as at Rochester John Marshall High School as a new science teacher. A native of New York she is also the wife of an IBM programmer who has transferred to Rochester.

• Dr. Charles F. Code, physiologist at the Mayo Clinic, has been appointed to the newly created position of director for Medical Education and Research of the Mayo Foundation.

• Rochester Junior College officials announced that a new $10 junior college application fee goes into effect. The fee will be applied to tuition if the student decides to enroll.

1940 – 75 years ago

• Visiting with Mrs. Charles H. Mayo at Mayowood are two of her daughters, Mrs. Fred Rankin of Lexington, Ky., and Mrs. John Hartzell of Detroit, Mich., and their children. Grandchildren Edith, Fred, Charles, Thomas, John, Thomas and Ann were also able to come. Mrs. Mayo will entertain at a special picnic for her grandchildren.

• Dedication for the new addition to School District 132, south of Golden Hill, is set for the end of August. Constructed under a WPA project the new addition includes two classrooms, a library, full basement, heating and ventilation and running water. The cost of the project was $12,000.

1915 – 100 years ago

• Rochester will again have the Salvation Army. Officers of the religious and charitable organization have been in the city for a number of weeks looking over the situation here. Observing the large number of citizens on the streets at night the officers have decided that this will be a good field for their endeavors.


From news services

Ten years ago: Pope Benedict XVI triumphantly ended his four-day trip to his native Germany, celebrating an open-air Mass for a million people in Cologne. Robert A. Moog (mohg), whose self-named electronic synthesizers revolutionized music in the 1960s, died in Asheville, North Carolina, at age 71.

Five years ago: Iranian and Russian engineers began loading fuel into Iran's first nuclear power plant, which Moscow promised to safeguard to prevent material at the site from being used in any potential weapons production. A Vincent van Gogh painting, "Poppy Flowers," was stolen in broad daylight from Cairo's Mahmoud Khalil Museum. (Although Egyptian authorities initially said they'd recovered the painting the same day at the Cairo airport, that report turned out to be erroneous; the painting remains missing.) Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent Harold Dow died at age 62.

One year ago: Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta; Dr. Kent Brantly warmly hugged his physicians and nurses, showing the world that he posed no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus. Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest had erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks earlier. Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, 81, died in Dublin.

Today's birthdays: Former NFL player and general manager Pete Retzlaff is 84. Actor-director Melvin Van Peebles is 83. Playwright Mart Crowley is 80. Singer Kenny Rogers is 77. Actor Clarence Williams III is 76. Rock-and-roll musician James Burton is 76. Singer Harold Reid (The Statler Brothers) is 76. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 74. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Lanier is 70. Actress Patty McCormack is 70. Pop singer-musician Carl Giammarese is 68. Actress Loretta Devine is 66. NBC newsman Harry Smith is 64. Singer Glenn Hughes is 63. Country musician Nick Kane is 61. Actress Kim Cattrall is 59. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon is 56. Actress Cleo King is 53. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher John Wetteland is 49. Rock singer Serj Tankian (System of a Down) is 48. Figure skater Josee Chouinard is 46. Actress Carrie-Anne Moss is 45. Retired MLB player Craig Counsell is 45. Rock musician Liam Howlett (Prodigy) is 44. Actress Alicia Witt is 40. Singer Kelis is 36. TV personality Brody Jenner is 32. Singer Melissa Schuman is 31. Olympic gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt is 29. Actor-comedian Brooks Wheelan (TV: "Saturday Night Live") is 29. Actor Cody Kasch is 28. Country singer Kacey Musgraves is 27. Actress Hayden Panettiere is 26. Actor RJ Mitte is 23. Actor Maxim Knight (TV: "Falling Skies") is 16.

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