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Day in History: "Trust-buster' F.B. Kellogg opens Senate campaign

1991 – 25 years ago

• Romeo Cyr was elected as mayor of Red Wing in the race to replace Joanell Dyrstad, the former mayor, who was elected lieutenant governor last fall.

• The Mayo Foundation have added to its downtown Rochester holdings with the purchase of the former Kap's Grocery and Kitchenettes, land and a house in the same block.

1966 – 50 years ago

• Harry Kerr, an Eagle Scout from Troop 99, Harriet Bishop School, was elected secretary of the Order of the Arrow of Region 10, at a meeting in Aberdeen, S.D.


• Lake Shady at Oronoco has a new dock and concrete boat launching ramp. It was built with materials furnished by Olmsted County, and the work was contributed by Pat Hall, operator of the dam at Oronoco.

1941 – 75 years ago

• More than 600 watched as the Rochester High School took 10 first places in a track and field meet in the first evening track under the lights at Soldiers Field. Outstanding point getters for the victorious Queen City preps were Wilde, Toogood, O'Leary, Anderson, Shaw, Drips and Ringgenberg.

• More than 150 skat players, all but 30 of them from out of town, participated in a Minnesota skat tournament at the Rochester Country Club. Wives of the contestants played five hundred and bridge.

1916 – 100 years ago

• More than 2,000 heard Frank B. Kellogg, "trust-buster," open his campaign for nomination for United States senator on the Republican ticket in Rochester at the new armory. The Rochester streets thronged, banners flew, and three bass bands played in one of the biggest political gatherings held in years in southeastern Minnesota. Special trains were run from Red Wing and Winona to Rochester.


• Charles F. Stuart, Minneapolis political writer, was in the city to cover the Frank B. Kellogg rallies.

From wire services

Ten years ago: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld paid a surprise visit to Iraq, where they embraced the country's fledgling leaders as independent and focused on the future. Whitney Cerak and Laura Van Ryn, two students at Indiana's Taylor University, were involved in a van-truck collision that killed five people; in a tragic mix-up that took five weeks to resolve, a seriously injured and comatose Cerak was mistakenly identified as Van Ryn, who had actually died in the crash and was buried by Cerak's family.

Five years ago:An 84-year-old naturalized American from Burundi accused of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide went on trial in Wichita, Kansas. (While Lazare Kobagaya was convicted of making false statements on immigration forms, the jury deadlocked on whether he'd played a role in the genocide. Federal prosecutors later moved to dismiss all the charges because they'd failed to disclose information about a witness who could have benefited the defense.) Phoebe Snow, a singer, guitarist and songwriter whose song "Poetry Man" was a defining hit of the 1970s, died in Edison, New Jersey.

One year ago:Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Boston for a stop at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and a dinner hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry as he began a weeklong U.S. visit. "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless" were the top winners of the Daytime Emmys with three trophies each, while the latter shared the best drama series award with "Days of Our Lives." Actress and TV personality Jayne Meadows, who'd often teamed with her husband Steve Allen, died in Los Angeles at age 95.

Today's birthdays:Architect I.M. Pei is 99. Movie composer Francis Lai is 84. Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 83. Rhythm-and-blues singer Maurice Williams is 78. Songwriter-musician Duane Eddy is 78. Singer Bobby Rydell is 74. Rock musician Gary Wright is 73. Actress Nancy Lenehan is 63. Actor Giancarlo Esposito is 58. Rock musician Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) is 56. Actress Joan Chen is 55. Rock musician Chris Mars is 55. Actor-singer Michael Damian is 54. Actor Jet Li (lee) is 53. Rock musician Jimmy Stafford (Train) is 52. Actor-comedian Kevin James is 51. Record company executive Jeff Huskins is 50. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is 50. Actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste is 49. Country musician Joe Caverlee (Yankee Grey) is 48. Rapper T-Boz (TLC) is 46. Melania Trump is 46. Actress Shondrella Avery is 45. Country musician Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) is 45. Country musician Michael Jeffers (Pinmonkey) is 44. Rock musician Jose Pasillas (Incubus) is 40. Actor Jason Earles is 39. Actor Leonard Earl Howze is 39. Actor Tom Welling is 39. Actor Pablo Schreiber is 38. Actor Nyambi Nyambi is 37. Actress Jordana Brewster is 36. Actress Stana Katic is 36. Actress Marnette Patterson is 36. Actor Channing Tatum is 36. Actress Emily Wickersham (TV: "NCIS") is 32. Actor Aaron Weeks is 30.

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