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Day in History: JM’s Wold makes Hall of Fame

1989 – 25 years ago

• Former Rochester John Marshall High School boys basketball coach Al Wold has been selected for admission to the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was a head high school basketball coach for 38 years, compiling an overall record of 482-295. His 1969 JM team won the state championship.

• The spirited troupe called "Rally 100" is helping celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Winona Diocese of the Catholic Church in 1989. Traveling by bus, members sing and dance their way throughout communities in the diocese in Minnesota's southeast counties.

1964 – 50 years ago

• The local Greek Festival was opened to the public for the first time and more than 1,000 tickets were sold. All the food was gone by 6 p.m. Attractions included a Greek band of musicians from Minneapolis, games and a dunking pool. All that attended described the food as "exceptional" and the dancing was fast, fun and gay.


• "Lift Up Your Eyes" is the theme for the first Whitewater State Park retreat of the Southeastern Minnesota Lutheran Women's Missionary League.

• Ground was broken for the $1 million, 54-unit Silver Acres apartment complex in northwest Rochester. The 54 units, called townhouses, will be 10 two-story buildings.

1939 – 75 years ago

• Fifty-one new students have entered the St. Mary's School of Nursing and have begun their preliminary training. Rochester students in the class are Misses Dorothy Kruesel, Mary Lawler, Dorothy Wilson and Genevieve Winter.

• Miss Lunetta Judd, a graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing, was married to Lt. John Raethers today in the Congregational Church in Zumbrota.

From news services

Ten years ago:Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry fought back against campaign allegations of exaggerating his combat record in Vietnam, accusing President George W. Bush of using a Republican front group "to do his dirty work." Google began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market, ending the day up $15.34 at $100.34. Carly Patterson won gymnastics' premier event at the Olympics in Athens, becoming the first U.S. woman to win the all-around title since Mary Lou Retton in 1984.

Five years ago:Suicide bombers struck Iraq's finance and foreign ministries, killing more than 100 people. Four members of an elite Army special operations unit were killed when their helicopter crashed on a Colorado mountain during a training mission. Don Hewitt, the TV news pioneer who'd created CBS' "60 Minutes," died at his Long Island, N.Y., home at age 86.


One year ago:Olympian runner Oscar Pistorius was indicted in Pretoria, South Africa, on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home on Valentine's Day 2013; Pistorius has maintained he'd mistaken her for an intruder. A train ran over a group of Hindu pilgrims at a crowded station in eastern India, killing at least 37 people. Actor Lee Thompson Young, 29, was found dead in his North Hollywood home.

Today's birthdays:Actor L.Q. Jones is 87. Actress Debra Paget is 81. USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Famer Renee Richards is 80. Former MLB All-Star Bobby Richardson is 79. Actress Diana Muldaur is 76. Rock musician Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 75. Singer Johnny Nash is 74. Actress Jill St. John is 74. Actor and former U.S. senator Fred Thompson is 72. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 71. Country singer-songwriter Eddy Raven is 70. Rock singer Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) is 69. Former President Bill Clinton is 68. Tipper Gore, wife of former Vice President Al Gore, is 66. Actor Jim Carter is 66. Actor Gerald McRaney is 66. Rock musician John Deacon (Queen) is 63. Actor-director Jonathan Frakes is 62. Political consultant Mary Matalin is 61. Actor Peter Gallagher is 59. Actor Adam Arkin is 58. Singer-songwriter Gary Chapman is 57. Actor Martin Donovan is 57. Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Anthony Munoz is 56. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ivan Neville is 55. Actor Eric Lutes is 52. Actor John Stamos is 51. Actress Kyra Sedgwick is 49. Actor Kevin Dillon is 49. Country singer Lee Ann Womack is 48. TV reporter Tabitha Soren is 47. Country singer-songwriter Mark McGuinn is 46. Actor Matthew Perry is 45. Country singer Clay Walker is 45. Rapper Fat Joe is 44. Olympic gold medal tennis player Mary Joe Fernandez is 43. Actress Tracie Thoms is 39. Country singer Rissi (REE'-see) Palmer is 33. Actress Erika Christensen is 32. Pop singer Missy Higgins is 31. Actress Tammin Sursok (TV: "Pretty Little Liars") is 31. Country singer Karli Osborn is 30. Olympic silver medal snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis is 29. Actor J. Evan Bonifant is 29. Rapper Romeo is 25.

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