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Day in History: Elks Club moves to new location

1990 – 25 years ago

• It's National Pizza Week. Shakey's Pizza & Buffet Restaurant in Rochester offers a lunch buffet for $3.97 or dinner buffet for $4.63.

• Computer classes available at the U of M Rochester Center include Introduction to WordPerfect Word Processing, Intermediate DOS and Introduction to Personal Computers.

• At Bridgeman's stores at the Apace Mall or Northbrook a Butter Toasted Pecan ice cream sundae is $2.29.

1965 – 50 years ago


• The Rochester Elks Lodge is getting settled in its new home at 15th Avenue and 10th Street Southeast. The Elks members began moving furnishings and fixtures from the former location at Second Street and Second Avenue Southwest, which has been purchased by the Mayo Clinic. The new building contains about 15,000 square feet of usable floor space, and projected plans call for a swimming pool on the premises.

• The Mayo Clinic School of Physical Therapy, operated in Rochester for the past 27 years, has completed its move into new facilities in the basement of the former Congregational Church at Second Avenue Southwest.

• Mayo Clinic registrations in 1964 set a record with 191,699 patients registered or about a 2 percent increase from the previous all-time high set in 1963.

1940 – 75 years ago

• The Zumbro Lutheran Church started plans for its 75th anniversary. A history of the church will be published with the help of church historian, S.L. Lyksett. The anniversary weekend will be May 18 and 19.

• A series of 26 radio programs "Lest We Forget" which dramatize the establishment and preservation of freedom of speech, press, religion and assembly in the United States, will be broadcast over KROC. The series is sponsored by the Rochester William T. McCoy post.

• Preparations are being made by the city of Rochester for the annual birthday ball to honor President Roosevelt and raise funds for the national campaign against infantile paralysis.

From news services


Ten years ago: The U.S. military freed 81 detainees in Afghanistan, ahead of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha. Golden Globes were awarded to "The Aviator" as best movie drama and "Sideways" as best movie musical or comedy.

Five years ago: As precious water and food began reaching parched and hungry earthquake survivors on the streets of Haiti's ruined capital Port-au-Prince, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Haitian President Rene Preval and promised that U.S. quake relief efforts would be closely coordinated with local officials. Glen W. Bell Jr., 86, founder of the Taco Bell chain, died in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

One year ago:The Vatican was called to account for the global priest sex abuse scandal as U.N. experts in Geneva interrogated the Holy See for eight hours about the scale of abuse, and what it was doing to prevent it. The U.S. Senate voted 72-26 for a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature. The state of Ohio executed Dennis McGuire for the 1989 rape and fatal stabbing of pregnant newlywed Joy Stewart; McGuire gasped and snorted for 26 minutes before he was declared dead, raising questions about the drugs used in his lethal injection. "American Hustle" and "Gravity" each received 10 Academy Award nominations; "12 Years a Slave" (which ended up winning Best Picture) trailed close behind with nine Oscar nods. Death claimed actors Russell Johnson ("Gilligan's Island") at age 89 and Dave Madden ("The Partridge Family") at age 82.

Today's birthdays: Author William Kennedy is 87. Author-editor Norman Podhoretz is 85. Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 81. Hall of Fame auto racer A.J. Foyt is 80. Singer Barbara Lynn is 73. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 72. Singer Katherine Anderson Schaffner (The Marvelettes) is 71. Country singer Jim Stafford is 71. Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is 68. Movie director John Carpenter is 67. Actress-dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen is 65. Singer Sade (shah-DAY') is 56. Rock musician Paul Webb (Talk Talk) is 53. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maxine Jones (En Vogue) is 49. Actor David Chokachi is 47. Actor Richard T. Jones is 43. Actress Josie Davis is 42. Model Kate Moss is 41. Country musician James Young (The Eli Young Band) is 35. Rock musician Nick Valensi (The Strokes) is 34. Actress Renee Felice Smith (TV: "NCIS: Los Angeles") is 30. NFL quaterback Joe Flacco is 30. Actress Yvonne Zima is 26.

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