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Day in History: RHS girls basketball team has first home game

1991 – 25 years ago

• Rose Harmon-Davis of Rochester has been named president of the Rochester chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. She succeeds Earl McGee, outgoing president.

• Madonna Mathison of Mabel, Minn., won the Diet Pepsi Fantasy Sports Vacation for two to Australia. She and her husband, Melvin, have just returned from their all-expense paid vacation from Melbourne and Sydney.

1966 – 50 years ago

• The Kahler is planning to be the only hotel in Minnesota with 1,000 rooms. The hotel currently has 650 rooms but plans are being made now to construct the additional rooms.


• The Olmsted Sheriff's Department is currently training on the new teletype machine that will link Olmsted with the other 86 sheriff's departments in Minnesota. The new state-of-the-art communications system will begin March 1.

1941 – 75 years ago

• The St. Charles teachers' training class will present the three-act mystery comedy "Aunt Susie Shoots the Works" in the school auditorium. The class will also present a one-act melodrama, "Egbert to the Rescue."

• An advanced motor contingent of Zumbrota's mobilized National Guard units will leave tomorrow for distant Camp Claiborne, La. Thirteen members will leave driving five trucks, including one reconnaissance truck.

1916 – 100 years ago

• Mrs. Sommerville of Chicago, known throughout the United States as the "Woman Billy Sunday," is in the city this week and will lecture at the Metropolitan Theater in connection with the presentation of the play "The Price He Paid." Mrs. Sommerville take a radical stand on many issues but does not believe in "cutting out" dancing and movies in order to remedy social troubles.

• The Rochester High School girls basketball team has finally opened its home schedule. The local girls beat the Kasson girls' varsity 35-4. Admission to the game was 25 cents and a dance was held after the game on the gym floor.

From news services


Ten years ago:A gas explosion in northern Mexico killed 65 miners. Israel halted the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax money to the Palestinians after Hamas took control of the Palestinian parliament. Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500. The East rallied from 21 points down for a 122-120 victory over the West in the NBA All-Star Game.

Five years ago:Security forces in Libya and Yemen fired on pro-democracy demonstrators as the two hard-line regimes struck back against the wave of protests that had already toppled autocrats in Egypt and Tunisia. The world's dominant economies, meeting in Paris, struck a watered-down deal on how to smooth out trade and currency imbalances blamed for a global financial crisis.

One year ago:President Barack Obama urged delegates from 63 countries at a summit on violent extremism to "confront the warped ideology" espoused by terror groups, particularly using Islam to justify violence.

Today's birthdays:Singer Smokey Robinson is 76. Actress Carlin Glynn is 76. Former Sony Corp. Chairman Howard Stringer is 74. Singer Lou Christie is 73. Actor Michael Nader is 71. Rock musician Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) is 68. Actor Stephen Nichols is 65. Author Amy Tan is 64. Actor Jeff Daniels is 61. Rock singer-musician Dave Wakeling is 60. Talk show host Lorianne Crook is 59. Actor Ray Winstone is 59. Actor Leslie David Baker (TV: "The Office") is 58. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is 57. Britain's Prince Andrew is 56. Tennis Hall-of-Famer Hana Mandlikova is 54. Singer Seal is 53. Actress Jessica Tuck is 53. Country musician Ralph McCauley (Wild Horses) is 52. Rock musician Jon Fishman (Phish) is 51. Actress Justine Bateman is 50. Actor Benicio Del Toro is 49. Actress Bellamy Young is 46. Rock musician Daniel Adair is 41. Pop singer-actress Haylie Duff is 31. Christian rock musician Seth Morrison (Skillet) is 28. Actress Victoria Justice is 23.

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