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Day in History: Young Mayo doctors report for physicals

1990 – 25 years ago

• The Rite Way Radio and TV Co. building, a county landmark built in 1872 by a city miller, has been sold for $5 to Todd and Brenda Johnson. Plans are to move the house to a site near the Olmsted County Historical Society and restore it.

• The Hy-Vee Store will expand its north side grocery store by 75 percent. The project will include a pharmacy, over-the-counter health and beauty center, cosmetics department, camera and video department and floral department.

1965 – 50 years ago

• About 60 Mayo Graduate School of Medicine resident physicians and a "handful" of Mayo Clinic staff doctors younger than 35 have been ordered to take the physical examination in St. Paul for possible induction into the armed forces.


• The Rochester Public Schools audio-visual department assists teachers with up-to-date filmstrips, creating transparencies for use with overhead projectors and helps with printing handouts and using recorded teaching aids. Seeing the material helps students learn in improved methods.

1940 – 75 years ago

• The state highway department has advised motorists to prepare fully for emergencies in our state during the winter. Drivers are advised to carry shovels, chains and other equipment. Roads throughout Southeast Minnesota still are slippery and dangerous since the Armistice Day blizzard.

• The greatest array of stars and beauties ever assembled in a single cast will appear with the Water Follies of 1941 at the Mayo Civic auditorium. The Kahler Nurses Alumnae association is sponsoring the spectacle purely for charity, with the American Red Cross receiving all the profits.

1915 – 100 years ago

• The Rochester High School football team defeated Kenyon by a score of 7-3. The husky village boys of Kenyon have a good reputation, and the game was played in snow and on a very slippery field at Kenyon.

• A gang of 40 Italians was put to work by the local section foreman cleaning the tracks and switches of snow. Despite the weather there is a large gang of men laying new 90-pound rail between Rochester and Eyota.

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Ten years ago: Two separate suicide attackers rammed car bombs into vehicles belonging to NATO-led peacekeepers in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing a German soldier and an Afghan child. President George W. Bush hurled new arguments against Iraq war critics as he headed to Asia, accusing some Democrats of "sending mixed signals to our troops and the enemy." Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees won his second American League Most Valuable Player award in three seasons.

Five years ago: A 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum meeting in Yokohama, Japan, concluded with a unanimous pledge by members to avoid raising more trade barriers and to roll back those they may have erected in the midst of crisis. Somali pirates released British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler, who were held for 388 days after they were abducted from their 38-foot-yacht.

One year ago: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the Pentagon would spend an additional $10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within the nation's nuclear forces. During his visit to Asia, President Barack Obama mounted a warm show of support for Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, appearing with the democracy activist on the back porch of her lakeside home. Jane Byrne, the first and, to date, only female mayor of Chicago, died at age 81.

Today's birthdays:Former U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is 93. Actress Kathleen Hughes is 87. Former MLB All-Star Jimmy Piersall is 86. Former NASA astronaut Fred Haise is 82. Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis is 81. Composer Wendy Carlos is 76. Writer P.J. O'Rourke is 68. Zydeco singer-musician Buckwheat Zydeco is 68. Britain's Prince Charles is 67. Rock singer-musician James Young (Styx) is 66. Singer Stephen Bishop is 64. Blues musician Anson Funderburgh is 61. Pianist Yanni is 61. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is 61. Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett is 59. Actress Laura San Giacomo is 54. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 54. Rapper Reverend Run (Run-DMC) is 51. Actor Patrick Warburton is 51. Rock musician Nic Dalton is 51. Country singer Rockie Lynne is 51. Pop singer Jeanette Jurado (Expose) is 50. Retired MLB All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling is 49. Rock musician Brian Yale is 47. Rock singer Butch Walker is 46. Actor Josh Duhamel is 43. Rock musician Travis Barker is 40. Contemporary Christian musician Robby Shaffer is 40. Actor Brian Dietzen is 38. Rapper Shyheim is 38. Rock musician Tobin Esperance (Papa Roach) is 36. Actress Olga Kurylenko is 36. Actress/comedian Vanessa Bayer (TV: "Saturday Night Live") is 34. Actor Cory Michael Smith (TV: "Gotham") is 29. Actor Graham Patrick Martin is 24.

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