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Day in History: Man continues to steal in spite of brain operation

1991 – 25 years ago

• Edgar's Restaurant, a longtime establishment in St. Charles, was destroyed by fire. Estimated loss of the building and all contents is $250,000.

• This will be the first year the Rochester Mayo-John Marshall football game will be played in Mayo's stadium. The stadium at Mayo opened last year.

1966 – 50 years ago

• The American Cablevision Co. (Abel Cable) will expand its offerings to local subscribers from five channels to ten channels and two closed-circuit channels.


• Razing has begun on the old Seton Guild building at 514 2nd St. SW. The site will be used for an indoor heated pool for the 12-story Rochester Towers apartment building. The Seton Guild, an agency of the United Fund, has been in Rochester since 1922 in the building, which was formerly the home of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Plummer.

1941 – 75 years ago

• Nellie Guy, Pine Island's pride mare, made a straight heat victory at Decorah, Iowa, capturing all honors in the 24 class trot.

• A brain operation performed upon a 29-year-old Rochester man in an effort to cure him of a tendency to take things not belonging to him apparently has failed. The man has again been arrested in the theft of a purse and has been taken to Stillwater.

• Registrations at the Mayo Clinic were unofficially reported to have reached a new high yesterday. Total registrations for the day were reported to have been 1,128.

1916 – 100 years ago

• The Rochester Fire Department has received a gift of an electric flat iron from Ole Hanson, the hardware man. Chief Parker has indicated the men will no doubt now be as natty in appearance as the most fastidious of dressers.

• While hurrying to the Simpson creamery in an effort to get there before a storm the McBride horses became frightened and bolted. In the dash a telephone pole was struck throwing out the McBride boy into a barbed wire fence. Fortunately he only suffered a few scratches in several places and lost a few of his front teeth.


From news services

Ten years ago:President George W. Bush criticized a federal court ruling the day before that his warrantless wiretapping program was unconstitutional, declaring that opponents did not understand "the nature of the world in which we live." Financially struggling Ford Motor Co. said it would temporarily halt production at ten assembly plants.

Five years ago:President Barack Obama and European leaders demanded that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign, saying his brutal suppression of his people made him unfit to lead. Vice President Joe Biden met with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in Beijing. A storm swept through a popular open-air music festival in Hasselt, Belgium, killing five people.

One year ago:The Food and Drug Administration approved Addyi, the world's first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women. Bud Yorkin, a director and producer who helped forge a new brand of topical TV comedy with the 1970s hit "All in the Family," died in Los Angeles at age 89.

Today's birthdays:Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is 89. Movie director Roman Polanski is 83. Olympic gold medal decathlete Rafer Johnson is 81. Actor-director Robert Redford is 80. Actor Henry G. Sanders is 74. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sarah Dash (LaBelle) is 71. Rock musician Dennis Elliott is 66. Country singer Jamie O'Hara is 66. Comedian Elayne Boosler is 64. Country singer Steve Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons) is 61. Actor Denis Leary is 59. Actor Reg E. Cathey is 58. Actress Madeleine Stowe is 58. Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is 55. ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff is 55. The former president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, is 54. Bluegrass musician Jimmy Mattingly is 54. Actor Adam Storke is 54. Actor Craig Bierko is 52. Rock singer-musician Zac Maloy (The Nixons) is 48. Rock singer and hip-hop artist Everlast is 47. Rapper Masta Killa (Wu-Tang Clan) is 47. Actor Christian Slater is 47. Actor Edward Norton is 47. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 46. Actress Kaitlin Olson is 41. Actor-writer-director Hadjii is 40. Rock musician Dirk Lance is 40. Actor-comedian Andy Samberg (TV: "Saturday Night Live") is 38. Country musician Brad Tursi (Old Dominion) is 37. Actress Mika Boorem is 29. Actress Maia Mitchell is 23. Actress Parker McKenna Posey is 21.

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