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Day in History: National Hospital Unit elects Sister Mary Brigh

1991 – 25 years ago

• A hot dog stand, set to debut in downtown Rochester during Rochesterfest, could become a permanent fixture somewhere in the downtown area if it proves to be successful. The Kahler will operate the stand in the Peace Plaza.

• The Methodist-Kahler School of Nursing will hold its 1991 reunion honoring classes of 1916, 1931, 1936, 1941, 1951, 1956, 1961 and 1966.

1966 – 50 years ago


• Sister Mary Brigh, St. Marys Hospital administrator since 1949, was the first nun to be elected national president of the Catholic Hospital Association at the group's annual convention in Cleveland. She will take office over the 1,000 member group at the 1967 convention in Chicago. Sister Mary Brigh graduated from the St. Marys School of Nursing in 1928.

• Victoria Olson, the former Rochester Junior College Sno Queen and 1963 RJC graduate is presently one of 45 American women serving in the Red Cross Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas. She is currently in Seoul, South Korea.

1941 – 75 years ago

• Four new patrolmen will be added to the Rochester police force. The new positions will give the force one chief, an assistant chief, two captains, 23 patrolmen, a juvenile official and two detectives.

•The class of 1926 of the Mazeppa High School held its 25th reunion with a dinner at the Walker Café. The group then went to the Mazeppa school and inspected the new gymnasium.

1916 – 100 years ago

• Dr. Charles H. Mayo of the city was elected president of the American Medical Association, in a session at Detroit. Not only is this a high honor to Dr. Mayo, but it is also a distinction to Rochester. Dr. W.J. Mayo was previously elected president of the American Medical Association.


• The commercial club has named a committee to make arrangements for a "Citizens Banquet" which will be held in honor of Dr. Charles H. Mayo being elected president of the American Medical Association.

From news services

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Five years ago:The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people for the first time ever, passing a resolution hailed as historic by the U.S. and other backers and decried by some African and Muslim countries. A Saudi woman defiantly drove through Riyadh while others brazenly cruised by police patrols in the first forays of a challenge to Saudi Arabia's male-only driving rules. Rory McIlroy became the first player in the 111-year history of the U.S. Open to reach 13-under par.

One year ago:Nine people were shot to death in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina; a suspect, Dylann Roof, was arrested the following morning. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee the U.S. would fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by the fall.

Today's birthdays:Actor Peter Lupus is 84. Actor William Lucking is 75. Singer Barry Manilow is 73. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is 73. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 65. Actor Mark Linn-Baker is 62. Actor Jon Gries (gryz) is 59. Rock singer Jello Biafra is 58. Movie producer-director-writer Bobby Farrelly is 58. Actor Thomas Haden Church is 55. Actor Greg Kinnear is 53. Actress Kami Cotler is 51. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Dan Jansen is 51. Actor Jason Patric is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kevin Thornton is 47. Actor-comedian Will Forte is 46. Latin pop singer Paulina Rubio is 45. Tennis player Venus Williams is 36. Country singer Mickey Guyton is 33. Actor-rapper Herculeez (AKA Jamal Mixon) is 33. Rapper Kendrick Lamar is 29. Actor Damani Roberts is 20.

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