Day in History: Rochester State Junior College wins football opener

September 25, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• Mayo Clinic was the only individual medical center mentioned in President Clinton’s speech regarding his proposed health care reform plan. President Clinton held up the Mayo Clinic as an example of cost containment.

• Planners for the “living history tours” during the Christmas season at Mayowood are planning to use the 1914 era, when Rochester’s population was only about 8,000 people. Actors in period clothes will portray members of the Mayo family and their staff as they prepare for a holiday party.

1968 – 50 years ago

• The Rochester State Junior College football team coached by Cy Champa beat North Hennepin Junior College 26-0 as the Jackets opened their first football season in 17 years. Dean Carlson, freshman quarterback from Rushford, threw three touchdown passes.

• Site work is now underway in northwest Rochester for a new Crenlo plant. Phase one of three will be a 130,000 square-foot building that will be completed sometime early next year.

1943 – 75 years ago

• Mac’s Grocery at 713 Second Ave. N.W. has cabbage at 4 cents a pound, grapes at 15 cents a pound and apples at 12 cents a pound. Call for free delivery – phone 2641.

• Citizens of all area towns are encouraged to fly the American flag. When military men see flags flying in their communities it gives them a boost in morale.

• Harold Dison has announced that they will get out of the laundry business but will continue in the dry cleaning, fur storage and clothing repair business.

1918 – 100 years ago

• A spectacular runaway and collision occurred on Broadway today. A team belonging to Sievert Christopherson was being held by a small boy when they broke and ran. The maddened horses struck a car in front of the Y.M.C.A. One of the animals was badly injured.

• The Rochester police chief reported the morning roundup of idlers and slackers. Sometimes on Monday morning men forget that they should be back on the job. The men were rounded up, lectured and told to get themselves back to work.

From news services

Ten years ago: Officials reopened Galveston, Texas, to residents who were warned about Hurricane Ike’s debris and disruption of utilities. Japanese lawmakers elected Taro Aso, leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, prime minister.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hasan Rouhani appeared separately before the U.N. General Assembly, with both leaders speaking up for improved relations and a resumption of stalled nuclear talks, but giving no ground on long-held positions that had scuttled previous attempts to break the impasse. Kenya’s president proclaimed victory over the terrorists who’d stormed a Nairobi mall following a bloody four-day siege in which dozens of civilians were killed. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest Pakistan, killing at least 376 people. Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, began an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 22 hours over President Barack Obama’s health care law.

One year ago: More than 200 NFL players kneeled or sat during the national anthem after President Donald Trump criticized the players’ protests in a speech and a series of tweets. Trump signed a proclamation to replace his expiring travel ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries; citizens from eight countries would now face new restrictions on entry to the country. German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office, but voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into Germany’s parliament.

Today’s birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Sonny Turner (The Platters) is 79. Singer Barbara Allbut Brown (The Angels) is 78. Singer Phyllis “Jiggs” Allbut Sirico (The Angels) is 76. Singer Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers) is 76. News anchor Lou Dobbs is 73. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Joe Greene is 72. Actor Gordon Clapp is 70. Actress Harriet Walter is 68. Songwriter Holly Knight is 62. Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy II, D-Mass., is 66. Actor Kevin Sorbo is 60. Christian/jazz singer Cedric Dent is 56. Actress-writer Nia Vardalos is 56. Rock musician Shawn Crahan (AKA Clown) (Slipknot) is 49. Country musician Marty Mitchell is 49. Actress Megan Ward is 49. Singer-musician Marty Cintron (No Mercy) is 47. Contemporary Christian musician Juan DeVevo (Casting Crowns) is 43. Actor Ian Bohen is 42. Actor Justin Bruening is 39. Olympic gold medal gymnast Paul Hamm (hahm) is 36. Actor Erik Stocklin is 36. Actor Grey Damon is 31. Actor Kyle Sullivan is 30. Actor Ben Platt is 25.

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