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Day in History: New 30,000 gallon milk tank lifted into place

1989 – 25 years ago

• New guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recommend that fish (walleyes, northern, panfish) taken from the Mississippi River should not be eaten more than once a month.

• Wendy Olson, Dodge Center's 5'9" senior forward, netted 26 points and became the newest member of the career 1,000 point club. Despite her effort, her team fell short to Hayfield 64-57.

1964 – 50 years ago

• Patricia Paukert and Gregg Clendenin were crowned queen and king of the Stewartville Valentine Dance. The dance is sponsored by the Girls Friendship Club.


• Rochester's most successful Beaux Arts Ball drew nearly 500 guests. The Ball of the Odyssey at the Kahler's Heritage Hall was the first sellout in 12 years. This is one of Rochester's top social events.

• A 17-ton, 30,000 gallon milk tank was lifted by cranes and installed at the Rochester Dairy Plant. Measuring 12 feet in diameter, the tank will be used to keep Grade A milk isolated from the manufacturing processes. The huge tank was brought to the north side of the plant by train.

1939 – 75 years ago

• Rochester Chief of Police Louis Claude will address the Men's Club of Bethel Lutheran Church at a dinner meeting. The Chief will discuss current juvenile delinquency issues.

• Still able to read her Bible in Norwegian, Mrs. Ellen Rolland, a Wanamingo area resident, celebrated her 104 birthday. She was born in Norway in 1835 and came to America in 1874.

From wire reports

Ten years ago:The White House, trying to end doubts about President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era military service, released documents it said proved he had met his requirements in the Texas Air National Guard. Democrat John Kerry won the Virginia and Tennessee primaries. A truck bombing in Iskandariyah, Iraq, killed 53 people. An Iranian plane crashed in the United Arab Emirates, killing 46 people.

Five years ago:The Senate approved President Barack Obama's giant economic stimulus measure. U.S. and Russian communication satellites collided in the first-ever crash of its kind in orbit, shooting out a pair of massive debris clouds. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's (TSIH'-pee LIHV'-neez) centrist Kadima Party narrowly won the most seats in Israel's 120-member parliament. (However, it was Benjamin Netanyahu who ended up forming the new Israeli government.)


One year ago:Joe Paterno's family released its response to Penn State's report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal, attacking Louis Freeh's conclusion that the coach hid sex abuse allegations against his longtime assistant. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took charge of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. A stampede killed 37 people during a Hindu festival in northern India. At the Grammy Awards, Fun. won song of the year for "We Are Young"; Gotye's massive and oddball pop hit "Somebody I Used to Know" picked up record of the year.

Today's birthdays:Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe ("Raiders of the Lost Ark") is 101. Opera singer Leontyne Price is 87. Actor Robert Wagner is 84. Rock musician Don Wilson (The Ventures) is 81. Singer Roberta Flack is 77. Singer Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) is 74. Rock musician Bob Spalding (The Ventures) is 67. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 64. Walt Disney Co. chairman and chief executive Robert Iger is 63. Rock musician and composer Cory Lerios (Pablo Cruise) is 63. World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman is 59. Actress Kathleen Beller is 58. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is 54. Movie director Alexander Payne (Film: "Nebraska") is 53. ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos is 53. Retired MLB All-Star Lenny Dykstra is 51. Political commentator Glenn Beck is 50. Actress Laura Dern is 47. Country singer Dude Mowrey is 42. Actor Jason Olive is 42. Actress Elizabeth Banks is 40. Pop singer Rosanna Taverez (Eden's Crush) is 37. Actress Julia Pace Mitchell is 36. Country musician Jeremy Baxter (Carolina Rain) is 34. Actor Max Brown is 33. Actor Barry Sloane (TV: "Revenge") is 33. Rock singer Eric Dill is 32. Rock musician Ben Romans (The Click Five) is 32. Actress Emma Roberts is 23. Actress Makenzie Vega is 20. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz is 17.

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