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Day in History: Hong Kong flu vaccine available for $2.25 per shot

January 11, 2019

1994 – 25 years ago

• Rochester will look for federal funds to help it move the city’s historic railroad depot to land on the banks of the Zumbro River off Fourth Street Southeast. Under the plan, the depot would be restored into a beginning point for the city’s biking and walking river trails and a transportation history museum.

• Mayo Clinic will soon provide eye care every other week at Wabasha’s Community Clinics. More outreach programs are being planned by Mayo’s ophthalmology department.

1969 – 50 years ago

• A 55-cent hourly wage boost spread over two years — an 8 ½ percent average increase — averted a strike at Marigold Dairies in Rochester. The new pact covers about 190 Marigold production workers and drivers.

• A Rochester pharmacy, Weber and Judd, has received 1,000 doses of Hong Kong flu vaccine. The vaccine will be available to anyone, and the cost is $2.25 per shot.

1944 – 75 years ago

• Several passengers were shaken up, but no one was seriously hurt when three cars of Great Western passenger train No. 32 derailed between Mayville and Waltham, north of Austin. A coach, dining car and combination coach-baggage car left the tracks but remained upright.

• The L.A. Keep Contracting Co. in Rochester has been added to the list of plants participating in a national program designed to produce 45,000 landing craft. This work will help ensure the success of forthcoming offensives in 1944, including the invasion of western Europe.

1919 – 100 years ago

• The Rochester Police Chief has issued an order that all police, including the police woman currently employed, must learn to protect themselves with their weapon. Target practice will be done on a regular basis to ensure there will be crack shots in the department.

• A course in etiquette is one of the latest innovations to be included in the curriculum of the Rochester High School.

• Rochester’s new and beautiful billiard parlor will open on 212 Broadway St. SE. It is next to the Ten Cent store. Billiards and pocket billiards will be on high quality tables.

From news services

One year ago: Immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores nationwide before dawn to check on the immigration status of employees in what officials described as the largest operation so far against an employer under Donald Trump’s presidency. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra said Charles Dutoit had stepped down as artistic director and principal conductor after multiple allegations of sexual assault. After nine terms in the House, California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa announced that he would not seek re-election.

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