Day in History:Zmolek accepts hockey scholarship
1988 – 25 years ago
Doug Zmolek, a star quarterback for the Rochester John Marshall's football team the past two seasons, has agreed to accept a hockey scholarship to the University of Minnesota.
Officials announced that up to 10,000 of the state's amateur athletes are expected to converge in Rochester in June 1990 for the third annual Minnesota Star of the North games.
Dr. Daniel Broughton, associate professor of pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic, is the new chairman of the Board of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
1963 – 50 years ago
Enrollment at the Rochester Junior College has risen 412 percent in the last 10 years. Rochester Junior College had an enrollment of 225 in 1954, while the total for fall quarter is 1,154.
The 1963 Christmas Seal was designed by the niece of a Rochester resident.
Lee Furnstahl, longtime Rochester barber, will open a new shop at Northbrook Shopping Center. Furnstahl has been in the barbering business for 35 years.
1938 – 75 years ago
A three-reel film entitled "Here Comes the Mail," will be shown in several community meetings around Rochester. The film, part of the silver jubilee celebrating parcel post service, shows what goes on behind the scenes in the handling of the U.S. Mail.
Dr. William J. Mayo will examine Manuel Mujica Carassa, of Lima, Peru, who was rushed from Lima by airplane to the Mayo Clinic for treatment of a gall stone ailment.
Brig. John Atkinson, of Chicago, conducted the first in a series of revival meetings at the Salvation Army building last night.
From wire services
Ten years ago:Serbs failed for the third time in a year to elect a president because of low voter turnout. Bettina Goislard, a French United Nations worker, was shot and killed in Afghanistan.
Five years ago:Iraq's Cabinet overwhelmingly approved a security pact with the United States calling for American forces to remain in the country until 2012. Space shuttle Endeavour linked up with the international space station. The Pittsburgh Steelers rallied to beat the San Diego Chargers 11-10, the first such final score in NFL history.
One year ago:Former CIA Director David Petraeus told Congress that classified intelligence showed the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was a terrorist attack. He said the Obama administration withheld that information to avoid tipping off al-Qaida affiliates that U.S. intelligence was on their trail. Financially struggling Hostess Brands Inc. announced it was shutting down its operations following a strike by the union.
Today's birthdays:Actor Clu Gulager is 84. Journalist Elizabeth Drew is 78. Blues musician W.C. Clark is 74. Actress Joanna Pettet is 71. Actor Steve Railsback is 68. Actor David Leisure is 63. Actor Miguel Sandoval is 62. Actress Marg Helgenberger is 55. Rock musician Mani is 51. Country singer-musician Keith Burns (Trick Pony) is 50. Tennis player Zina Garrison is 50. Former MLB All-Star pitcher Dwight Gooden is 49. Jazz singer Diana Krall is 49. Actor Harry Lennix is 49. Rock musician Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) is 47. Actress Lisa Bonet is 46. Actress Tammy Lauren is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd) is 44. Actress Martha Plimpton is 43. Actor Michael Irby is 41. Actress Missi Pyle is 41. Olympic gold medal figure skater Oksana Baiul is 36. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is 36. Pop singer Trevor Penick is 34. NBA player Amare Stoudemire is 31. Actress Kimberly J. Brown is 29. Rock singer Siva Kaneswaran (The Wanted) is 25. Actor Noah Gray-Cabey ("Heroes") is 18.