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Day in History: New Cook Cafeteria opens

1991 – 25 years ago

• A 1991 Toyota Camry is $12,559 at Universal Ford/Toyota. The Camry has automatic transmission, power steering, air, AM/FM radio and a rear-window defogger.

• The luncheon specials at Michaels include a turkey waldorf sandwich for $5.35 or a roast leg of lamb Macedonian for $5.95.

1966 – 50 years ago


• Officials of the city's junior college and public schools reached accord on a vocational educational plan expected to be approved for Rochester as a site of the state's next area vocational-technical school.

• Town Hall Estates, 607 E. Center St., a $1.5 million retirement home will be opened Sept. 1. The five-story, 64-apartment structure, under construction since May 1965, rests on the site of the George Alderson home, a pioneer Rochester grocer.

1941 – 75 years ago

• All Rochester banks will close at noon tomorrow for the annual picnic of bank officials and employees at the Kasson Country Club.

• Roy T. Anderson, of Austin, was elected department commander of the Minnesota American Legion at the annual convention in St. Paul.

• The famed Hodgini Troupe, European riding wizards, will perform in Rochester with the Bud E. Anderson circus. The Hodgini Troup has played for crowds in Paris, London and Vienna.

1916 – 100 years ago

• The Cook Cafeteria, one of the very finest and most up to date in the state, will open at 6 p.m. All cooks and counter girls have been employed. The menu, which was printed in the Rochester Post and Record today, looks most appetizing and is reasonable in price.


• The Rochester guard unit, now stationed on the border, is becoming hardened to army life. A 12-mile jaunt with full equipment was taken yesterday with all men sticking with the company the whole way.

From news services

Ten years ago:Israel's Cabinet became the final party to sign on to a U.N. cease-fire deal with Hezbollah. Fidel Castro sent Cubans a sober greeting on his 80th birthday, saying he faced a long recovery from surgery.

Five years ago:Seven people were killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair during a powerful storm just before a concert was to begin. In the Republican presidential race, Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll; Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially declared his candidacy. In eastern Pakistan, al-Qaida gunmen kidnapped an American development expert, Warren Weinstein. (Weinstein was killed in a U.S. drone strike in January 2015.)

One year ago:In one of the deadliest single attacks in postwar Baghdad, a truck bomb shattered a popular fruit-and-vegetable market in a teeming Shiite neighborhood, killing dozens of people. The New York Times reported that DNA testing had proved President Warren G. Harding fathered a child with long-rumored mistress Nan Britton, according to AncestryDNA, a division of Ancestry.com.

Today's birthdays:Former Cuban President Fidel Castro is 90. Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is 83. Actor Kevin Tighe is 72. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is 70. Opera singer Kathleen Battle is 68. High wire aerialist Philippe Petit is 67. Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke is 67. Golf Hall of Famer Betsy King is 61. Movie director Paul Greengrass is 61. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 57. TV weatherman Sam Champion is 55. Actress Dawnn Lewis is 55. Actor John Slattery is 54. Actress Debi Mazar is 52. Actress Quinn Cummings is 49. Actress Seana Kofoed is 46. Country singer Andy Griggs is 43. Actor Gregory Fitoussi is 40. Country musician Mike Melancon (Emerson Drive) is 38. Actress Kathryn Fiore is 37. Actor Sebastian Stan is 34. Pop-rock singer James Morrison is 32. Actress Lennon Stella is 17.

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