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Day in History: Sheriff announces retirement

1990 – 25 years ago

• Olmsted County Sheriff Charles Von Wald announced he will retire before the fifth four-year term ends. Von Wald was hired in 1957. Chief Deputy Stan Anderson is expected to be appointed sheriff.

• Stewartville's senior right hander Van Beach tossed his first no-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks in a 9-1 victory over Winona Cotter in Hiawatha Valley high school baseball play.

• Local butchers Terry Huckstadt, of Huckstadt Chatfield, and Glen Shirk, of Ye Olde Butcher Shopper in Rochester, received awards at the Tri-State Association of Meat Processors convention in Minneapolis.

1965 – 50 years ago


• A self-cleaning, 30-inch electric range with push-button controls is $358 with a trade-in at The Big General Appliance and TV store at Silver Lake Shopping Center.

• Mr. and Mrs. J.W. (Bill) Howe, who met at Winona Business College and have been together ever since, were elected the first king and queen at the Rochester Senior Citizens Day Center. Howe was born in Sweden of Norwegian parents and come with them to the Dakotas in 1887, the year the states were admitted to the Union.

1940 – 75 years ago

• Spencer Tracy stars in Howard Hughes' air thriller "Sky Devils." The matinee showings are 15 cents admission and doors open at 2 p.m.

• At Rochester Table Supply on North Broadway two large bars of Ivory soap are 15 cents, Hills Bros. coffee is 52 cents for a 2-pound can and oranges are 28 cents per dozen.

• An all-white porcelain enamel Prosperity Gas Range is $41.80 at Sears, Roebuck and Co. on South Broadway.

From news services

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany with a lavish military parade in Moscow. President Bush then traveled to the republic of Georgia, the first American chief executive to visit. Actress Renee Zellweger married country music star Kenny Chesney on the Caribbean island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands (the marriage was annulled just months later). The news and opinion website The Huffington Post was launched.


Five years ago: Lena Horne, 92, the enchanting jazz singer known for her signature song, "Stormy Weather," and for her triumph over bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, died in New York. Dallas Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in major league history, leading the Oakland Athletics in a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

One year ago: Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first trip to Crimea since its annexation, calling it "historic justice" during a Victory Day display of military pomp and patriotism. A judge struck down Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage, saying the state had "no rational reason" for preventing gay couples from marrying.

Today's birthdays: Actor-writer Alan Bennett is 81. Rock musician Nokie Edwards (The Ventures) is 80. Actor Albert Finney is 79. Actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 79. Producer-director James L. Brooks is 78. Musician Sonny Curtis (Buddy Holly and the Crickets) is 78. Singer Tommy Roe is 73. Singer-musician Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield and Poco) is 71. Actress Candice Bergen is 69. Pop singer Clint Holmes is 69. Actor Anthony Higgins is 68. Singer Billy Joel is 66. Blues singer-musician Bob Margolin is 66. Rock singer-musician Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick) is 65. Actress Alley Mills is 64. Actress Amy Hill is 62. Actress Wendy Crewson is 59. Actor John Corbett is 54. Singer Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) is 53. Actress Sonja Sohn is 51. Rapper Ghostface Killah is 45. Country musician Mike Myerson (Heartland) is 44. Actor Chris Diamantopoulos is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tamia is 40. Rock musician Dan Regan (Reel Big Fish) is 38. Rock singer Pierre Bouvier (Simple Plan) is 36. Actress Rosario Dawson is 36. Rock singer Andrew W.K. is 36. Actress Rachel Boston is 33. TV personality Audrina Patridge is 30. Actress Grace Gummer ("American Horror Story") is 29.

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