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Day in History: ‘Queen Citian’ magazine debuts in Rochester

August 12, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• The Rochester Royals clinched a fourth straight trip to the men’s state amateur baseball tournament.

• Lessons learned in athletics Rochester helped motivate Jim Sursely, a 1966 Lourdes graduate, to be selected the Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year by Disabled American Veterans in San Francisco. Sursely, a successful businessman who happens to be in a wheelchair, joined the army after high school graduation and went to Vietnam. He stepped on an anti-tank mine and lost both legs.

1968 – 50 years ago

• Army Staff Sgt. Ralph J. Hanson Jr., of Preston, a member of the Seventh Army in Germany, has been awarded the Bronze Star for outstanding service in Vietnam.

• The Pinewood Pirates posted a perfect 11-0 record to win the Suburban Youth Baseball Association American League title for boys 9-12 years of age.

• The first edition of a new monthly Rochester magazine is being distributed today in 45 locations in the city. Name of the publication is “Queen Citian,” and is edited and published by Willard Knapp, former city justice of the peace.

1943 – 75 years ago

• Hints for saving the time and energy of overworked physicians on the home fronts have been listed by Dr. W. C. Alvarez, Mayo Clinic physician, in an article published in the recent journal of the American Medical Association. One hint was to use shrewd questioning and size up the patient to eliminate excess medical tests.

• Earl Pomroy, manager of the Mayo Foundation House and former steward for the late Dr. William J. Mayo, died today at his home. Mr. Pomroy was 59 years old.

1918 – 100 years ago

• A local citizen was arrested for using strong language against a man who he suspected of being pro-German. The citizen was fined a dollar and costs in court. He did not have it with him and other loyal men took up a collection and settled the matter amounting to about five dollars.

• The Rochester Fire Department was called to the Northwestern depot this afternoon to take care of a small blaze. There were no injuries.

• Congregational ladies are to be hostesses tomorrow from 7 p.m. on at the lawn of the Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Mayo home on Fourth Street Southwest.

From news services

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, back from his Asia tour, warned of a “dramatic and brutal escalation” of violence by Russia in the former Soviet republic of Georgia; he pressed Moscow to accept an immediate cease-fire and to pull back its troops. In Beijing, Michael Phelps got his second gold medal — thanks to a late comeback in the 400-meter freestyle relay by Jason Lezak, who lunged to the wall just ahead of the French anchor.

Five years ago: Israel approved building 1,200 more settlement homes and agreed to release 26 long-held Palestinian security prisoners. Suspected militants gunned down 47 worshippers as they recited their early morning prayers at a mosque in Konduga, Nigeria, and killed another 12 civilians in a nearby village. Jason Dufner won his first major title with a two-stroke victory over Jim Furyk at the PGA Championship.

One year ago: A federal judge ordered Charlottesville, Virginia, to allow a weekend rally of white nationalists and other extremists to take place at its originally-planned location downtown. (Violence erupted at the rally, and a woman was killed when a man plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters.) President Donald Trump unleashed fresh threats against North Korea, warning Kim Jong Un that he “will regret it fast” if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies. Trump also said he would not rule out military action against Venezuela following a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. A judge in Denver threw out a lawsuit by a disc jockey who’d been accused by Taylor Swift of groping her during a photo op; David Mueller claimed that Swift and her team got him fired for it. (The jury later awarded Swift $1 after deciding that Mueller had, in fact, groped her.) Two passenger trains collided outside Egypt’s port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Arlene Dahl is 93. Songwriter-producer Kenny Gamble is 75. Rock musician Jim Kale (Guess Who) is 75. Magazine columnist Marilyn Vos Savant is 72. Country singer John Conlee is 72. Singer Eric Carmen is 69. Computer scientist and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is 68. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 65. Singer Joe Jackson is 64. Playwright David Henry Hwang is 61. Actor Miguel A. Nunez Jr. is 59. Actress Viola Davis is 53. Actress Embeth Davidtz is 53. Actor Duane Martin is 53. Actor-host Joe Rogan is 51. Rhythm-and-blues musician Chris Dave is 50. Actress Anna Gunn is 50. Actress Ashley Jensen is 50. Actress Sophie Okonedo is 50. Rock guitarist Charlie Sexton is 50. Hip-hop artist Ali Shaheed Muhammad is 48. Actor Nigel Harman is 45. Actor Will Friedle is 42. Actor Rob Kerkovich is 39. Actress Merritt Wever is 38. Actor Chris Hemsworth is 35. Rock musician Heath Fogg (Alabama Shakes) is 34. Singer J-Boog is 33. Rapper Asher Roth is 33. Actress Alyson Stoner is 25.

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