Day in History: J. Edgar Hoover congratulates Rochester police
1993 – 25 years ago
• A redevelopment proposal to turn Chateau Theater into a bookstore while preserving much of its historic exterior and interior will be heard by downtown advisers this week.
1968 – 50 years ago
• A six-foot bronze figure of St. Francis of Assisi entitled St. Francis and the Wolf was unveiled on the front lawn of St. Marys Hospital. The work is by the late Malvina Hoffman.
1943 – 75 years ago
• J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, today sent a message of congratulations to the Rochester Police Department for the capture of an armed and dangerous criminal from Texas that was wanted by the FBI. He was spotted and arrested by Rochester detectives George Rohde and A. J. Kos. After one night in the Rochester jail the outlaw he was picked up by three U.S. Marshals.
1918 – 100 years ago
• Word has been received that the Ringling Brothers circus will come to Rochester this summer. The advance man of the show has secured a date of August 24, 1918.
• Miss Edith Wheeler will teach French this summer. Miss Wheeler has studied abroad and speaks French fluently.
• The Congregational Church ladies will be serving a cafeteria luncheon this Wednesday. Some of the menu items include potato soup for 5 cents, pie for 10 cents and Mountain Dew pudding for 5 cents.