Day in History: Dr. Charles W. Mayo killed in car accident

July 29, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• Harriet Bishop Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Dave Bailey is one of 27 Minnesota teachers cited for excellence by the Minnesota Education Association.

• The John Marshall High School class of 1978 will hold its 15-year reunion at Windsor Hall of the Kahler Hotel.

• The LASER 101.7 morning radio team of Greg Michaels and Alan Reed will live in a 20-foot tower at the Olmsted County Fairgrounds to raise money for cancer research. They have vowed not to come down until they raise $5,000 for the American Cancer Association.

1968 – 50 years ago

• Dr. Charles W. Mayo, retired Mayo Clinic surgeon and highly honored world figure, was killed when his car left a gravel road about six miles southwest of Rochester and rolled over down a steep embankment. He died on his 70th birthday. Burial will be in a grave adjoining his late wife, Alice, who died of cancer last Nov. 9 at the age of 60. American flags in the city will fly at half-staff until after the funeral.

1943 – 75 years ago

• There are so many Minnesotans in Hawaii these days they recently held a Minnesota day observance at the University of Hawaii and more than 1,500 people were present.

• William H. Prangen of Rochester was commissioned a second lieutenant in the medical administrative active corps at Camp Barkeley, Texas. Lieutenant Prangen is the son of Dr. and Mrs. A. D. Prangen.

1918 – 100 years ago

• Seven hundred Bibles have been received in Rochester. They were shipped by the Gideon Society, an organization of travelers, and it is the intention to place them in rooms of hotels in this city.

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