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Mayo performs its first liver transplant in 1985

2005 – Five years ago

A one-day record was set when 16.9 inches of snow fell in Rochester. The previous record was 15.4 inches, set on Jan. 22, 1982. Byron reported 22.5 inches of snow.

The Olmsted History Center presents "Dance, Times and Movies from World War II Era." Swing dance lessons will be given and the 1943 movie "Stage Door Canteen" will be shown.

1985 – 25 years ago

Mayo Clinic today performed its first liver transplant in a five-hour operation at Rochester Methodist Hospital.


Rochester’s $17 million Mayo Civic Center is about 35 percent complete. The building will host its first major event in March 1986.

1960 – 50 years ago

Dr. E.M. Litin of the Mayo Clinic will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of the League of Women Voters. He will talk on the subject "The Role of Women in Politics."

Entertainer and singer Phil Lind will be featured at the Cabaret Night for Israel at the Kahler Hotel.

In the nation's history books

1918 — Congress approved Daylight-Saving Time.

1953 — The Academy Awards ceremony was televised for the first time; "The Greatest Show on Earth" was named best picture of 1952.

2003 — President George W. Bush ordered the start of war against Iraq. (Because of the time difference, it was early March 20th in Iraq.)




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