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Day in History: Preparations in place for airport dedication

1990 – 25 years ago

• The Rochester Royals won their second straight game in the round robin state amateur regional baseball tournament. The Royals, behind a home run and five RBIs from Corey Kennedy, beat Austin 10-0.

• Dental Hygiene (AAS) is being introduced as a new program for students at the Rochester Technical or Rochester Community College.

The luncheon specials at Michaels include Chicken pasta and vegetable soup for $5.50 or Rosemary pork with wild rice dressing for $5.50.

1965 – 50 years ago


• Arnold's Supply claimed undisputed right to the Municipal Slow Pitch Softball League championship with a 10-9 victory over Burk's Golden Hill Standard.

• The Rochester City Council has voted to return Rochester to standard time on Sept. 7 along with the rest of the state. The decision reverses a previous move to put the city on daylight savings time two weeks early and continue it through October. Most city officials are confident that a federal uniform DST law will be passed by next summer.

1940 – 75 years ago

• Benny Goodman, swing band leader, plans to leave Saint Marys hospital within a few days and has made arrangements with a private pilot to leave the city and fly to Calgary, Alberta. Goodman had surgery for a "slipped disc."

• Preparations are nearly complete for the dedication of Rochester's refurbished airport on Aug. 4, with a new passenger station that is being called one of the country's finest. The 370-acre site in the southeast part of the city contains 3,500-foot runways. Organizers are expecting about 20,000 to attend. Several thousand pieces of air mail bearing a special Rochester cachet will mark the air show in connection with the dedication.

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Ten years ago: Police arrested seven people during a raid on an apartment in southern England, bringing to 21 the number in custody in the relentless hunt for accomplices in the failed July 21 transit bombings in London. Jeong Jang shot a 3-under 69 to win the Women's British Open by four strokes.

Five years ago: Chelsea Clinton married investment banker Marc Mezvinsky in the upstate New York village of Rhinebeck. Orchestra leader Mitch Miller died in New York at age 99. Tom Mankiewicz, 68, a screenwriter of James Bond films such as "Diamonds Are Forever" and "Live and Let Die," and the first two "Superman" movies, died in Los Angeles.


One year ago: The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers. The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa.

Today's birthdays: Actor Don Murray is 86. Jazz composer-musician Kenny Burrell is 84. Actress France Nuyen is 76. Actress Susan Flannery is 76. Singer Lobo is 72. Actress Geraldine Chaplin is 71. Former movie studio executive Sherry Lansing is 71. Singer Gary Lewis is 70. Actor Lane Davies is 65. International Tennis Hall of Famer Evonne Goolagong Cawley is 64. Actor Barry Van Dyke is 64. Actor Alan Autry is 63. Jazz composer-musician Michael Wolff is 63. Actor James Read is 62. Actor Michael Biehn is 59. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is 59. Rock singer-musician Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets) is 58. Actor Dirk Blocker (TV: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine") is 58. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban is 57. Rock musician Bill Berry is 57. Actor Wally Kurth is 57. Actor Wesley Snipes is 53. Country singer Chad Brock is 52. Musician Fatboy Slim is 52. Rock musician Jim Corr is 51. Author J.K. Rowling is 50. Actor Dean Cain is 49. Actor Jim True-Frost is 49. Actor Ben Chaplin is 46. Actor Loren Dean is 46. Actress Eve Best is 44. Retired NFL quarterback Gus Frerotte is 44. Actress Annie Parisse is 40. Actor Robert Telfer is 38. Country singer-musician Zac Brown is 37. Actor-producer-writer B.J. Novak is 36. Actor Eric Lively is 34. Country singer Blaire Stroud (3 of Hearts) is 32. Singer Shannon Curfman is 30. Actor Reese Hartwig is 17. Actor Rico Rodriguez is 17.

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