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Day in history: RTC celebrates 20th anniversary

1989 – 25 years ago

A jury found David Brom guilty of first-degree murder in the slayings of his parents, brother and sister.

Marvin Mikesh, a science teacher at John Adams Junior High School, has become the second John Adams science teacher in two years to win a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

Rochester Technical College will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an open house at the college. RTC began operations at its present site with the 1969-70 school year.

1964 – 50 years ago


Fess Parker will star in a new series called "Daniel Boone" this Sunday night on KSTP-Channel 5.

Sharon Rossi was crowned homecoming queen at the John Marshall High School assemble and pep fest. The homecoming parade will begin at 4 p.m. from Soldier Field traveling north to the Armory.

Executives and members of six Rochester service clubs, Mayo Clinic officials gathered in Mayo Memorial Park to dedicate a Mayo Memorial historical marker. The marker tells the history of the park.

1939 – 75 years ago

About 100 youths and young men from seven southeastern Minnesota counties were enrolled into the CCC and most of them will be going to Lanesboro.

Invitations are being sent out for the celebration of the golden jubilee of the founding of the Winona Catholic Diocese. The earliest record of the coming of the Catholic missionaries to the territory dates from 1672.

Visitors thronged to Plainview to join in a Lakeside Day celebration sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Between 4,000 and 5,000 people were estimated to the celebration.

From wire services


Ten years ago:The SpaceShipOne rocket plane broke through Earth's atmosphere to the edge of space for the second time in five days, capturing the $10 million Ansari X prize aimed at opening the final frontier to tourists. Pioneering astronaut Gordon Cooper died in Ventura, Calif., at age 77. American researchers Richard Axel and Linda B. Buck won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their studies on humans' sense of smell.

Five years ago:Greek Socialists trounced the governing conservatives in a landslide election. Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa, 74, died in Buenos Aires.

One year ago:Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless military commander who'd led Vietnamese Communist forces to victory first over the French and then the Americans, died in Hanoi at age 102.

Today's birthdays: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 85. Actress Felicia Farr is 82. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Sam Huff is 80. Actor Eddie Applegate is 79. Author Jackie Collins is 77. Author Roy Blount Jr. is 73. Author Anne Rice is 73. Actress Lori Saunders (TV: "Petticoat Junction") is 73. Baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa is 70. Actor Clifton Davis is 69. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, is 68. Actress Susan Sarandon is 68. Blues musician Duke Robillard is 66. Playwright Lee Blessing is 65. Actor Armand Assante is 65. Actor Alan Rosenberg is 64. Actor Christoph Waltz is 58. Actor Bill Fagerbakke (FAY'-guhr-bah-kee) is 57. Music producer Russell Simmons is 57. Former actress Kyra Schon (Film: "Night of the Living Dead") is 57. Actress-singer Wendy Makkena is 56. Musician Chris Lowe (The Pet Shop Boys) is 55. Country musician Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard (Sawyer Brown) is 54. Actor David W. Harper is 53. Singer Jon Secada is 53. TV personality John Melendez is 49. Actor Liev Schreiber is 47. Actor Abraham Benrubi is 45. Country singer-musician Heidi Newfield is 44. Singer-guitarist M. Ward (She & Him) is 41. Actress Alicia Silverstone is 38. Actress Dana Davis is 36. Actor Phillip Glasser is 36. Rock singer-musician Marc Roberge (O.A.R.) is 36. Actor Brandon Barash is 35. Actress Rachael Leigh Cook is 35. Actor Jimmy Workman is 34. Bassist Cubbie Fink (Foster the People) is 32. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jessica Benson (3lw) is 27. Actor Michael Charles Roman is 27. NBA All-Star Derrick Rose is 26. Figure skater Kimmie Meisner is 25. Actress Dakota Johnson is 25. Actress Leigh-Anne Pinnock (Little Mix) is 23. Actor Ryan Scott Lee is 18.

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