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Day in History: Escaped inmate found in area east of Rochester

1991 – 25 years ago

The abrupt closing of Hardees' restaurant in downtown Rochester has left about 30 people without jobs.

• Corn planting is being delayed throughout the region as heavy rains continue to soak fields, turning many into bogs. Recent storms have also brought hail and strong winds causing some damage in the area.

1966 – 50 years ago

• David Scott Berkman, a 1962 graduate of John Marshall High School, will graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and will be commissioned a second lieutenant.


• A man who escaped from the Olmsted County Jail at around 7:30 a.m. this morning was captured this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in dense woods about 3 1/2 miles east of Rochester. Over 40 men participated in the search.

• Matrons will be hired for three public schools in Rochester for the first time next year. One matron will be at each of the two high schools and another at the Central Junior High-Coffman Building complex. Each will clean offices and supervise girls' restrooms.

1941 – 75 years ago

• When 323 Rochester senior high school seniors receive their diplomas during commencement exercises on June 5, they will be the largest graduating class in the history of the school. Miss Elizabeth Bollman will deliver the valedictorian address.

• Forty-two Rochester public school grade students have received certificates from the annual contest conducted by the Good Writers Club of New York City according to Miss Alpha Perry, penmanship supervisor

1916 – 100 years ago

• Dr. C.H. and W.J. Mayo were honored by the Alumni Association of the Rochester High School, at the annual banquet at the gymnasium. Dr. C.H. Mayo is at present a member of the board of education.

• Dimes, quarters and half dollars will be minted with new faces. For the first time since 1891 a change will be made. The face of the new half dollars bears a full length figure of Liberty, with a background of the American flag flying to the breeze. The goddess is striding toward the dawn of a new day, carrying laurel and oak branches, symbolic of civil and military glory. The reverse side shows an eagle perched on a mountain crag, wings unfolded.


From news services

Ten years ago:Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, attending a security conference in Singapore, branded Iran the world's leading terrorist nation yet hoped that Tehran would seriously consider incentives from the West in exchange for suspending suspect nuclear activities. Gunmen attacked a car belonging to the Russian Embassy in Baghdad, killing one diplomat and kidnapping four employees who were later slain.

Five years ago:Former Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards admitted he had "done wrong" and hurt others but strongly denied breaking the law after federal prosecutors charged him with using $925,000 in under-the-table campaign contributions to hide his mistress and baby during his 2008 White House run. (After a 2012 trial in North Carolina, jurors acquitted Edwards on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions and deadlocked on five other counts; prosecutors decided against retrying the case.) Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded when rebel rockets barraged his palace; he later went to Saudi Arabia for treatment. Physician-assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian died at a Michigan hospital at 83. Actor James Arness (TV: "Gunsmoke"), 88, died in Brentwood, California.

One year ago:The Pentagon disclosed that it had inadvertently shipped possibly live anthrax to at least 51 laboratories across the U.S. and in three foreign countries over the previous decade, but said that public health was not at risk.

Today's birthdays:TV producer Chuck Barris is 87. The president of Cuba, Raul Castro, is 85. Actress Irma P. Hall is 81. Author Larry McMurtry is 80. Rock singer Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) is 77. Actress Penelope Wilton is 70. Singer Eddie Holman is 70. Actor Tristan Rogers is 70. Musician Too Slim (Riders in the Sky) is 68. Rock musician Richard Moore is 67. Singer Suzi Quatro is 66. Singer Deneice Williams is 65. Singer Dan Hill is 62. Actress Suzie Plakson is 58. Actor Scott Valentine is 58. Rock musician Kerry King (Slayer) is 52. Actor James Purefoy is 52. Rock singer-musician Mike Gordon is 51. TV host Anderson Cooper is 49. Country singer Jamie O'Neal is 48. Writer-director Tate Taylor (Film: "The Help") is 37. Singers Gabriel and Ariel Hernandez (No Mercy) are 45. Actor Vik Sahay is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lyfe Jennings is 43. Actress Arianne Zucker is 42. Actress Nikki M. James is 35. Tennis player Rafael Nadal is 30. Actor Josh Segarra is 30. Actress-singer Lalaine is 29. Actor Sean Berdy is 23

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