Day in History: Saloons closed on election day

November 9, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• Brent Solheim, Rochester John Marshall’s 6 foot-8 center, is a high honorable selection on the 1993-94 Street and Smith high school all-America basketball team.

1968 – 50 years ago

• First District Rep. Albert Quie won his seventh consecutive victory to the U.S. Congress. Quie won 68.8 percent of the votes.

• Eighteen cars of a 61-car freight train were derailed on the Milwaukee Road railroad track about four miles south of Rochester at 4:45 a.m. Railroad officials said the accident was caused by a broken rail.

• Approval of Sunday liquor sales was defeated for the second time in Austin. Voters defeated the measure by a count of 6,158 against and 3,614 for.

1943 – 75 years ago

• Paul Hamm, right halfback, has been named game captain of the Rochester High Rocket football team tonight when the Red and Black club goes to Winona for its final game of the 1943 season.

• Record turnouts of 63 basketball hopefuls, including seven lettermen from the 1942-43 squad, have reported to Coach John Mason at Lourdes High School. Lettermen returning include Dave and Dick Shandley, Bob Felton, Loren Marquardt, Francis Kutina, Jim Whelan and Dick Wilson.

1918 – 100 years ago

• Today being Election Day, no saloons are open for patronage. Banks are also closed. Polls in the city will be open till 9 p.m.

• On account of the Spanish influenza, the business meeting of the Y.P.S. of Trinity Lutheran Church is postponed until further notice.

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