Day in History: Money ranks Rochester No. 1 place to live

August 16, 2018 GMT

1993 – 25 years ago

• Word has been received that Money Magazine has ranked Rochester the best place to live in the United States. The ranking came in Money’s Magazines seventh annual survey of the 300 largest metropolitan communities in the nation. Considerations in the ranking include clean water, low crime rate, hospitals, schools, strong state government and housing appreciation.

1968 – 50 years ago

• The old Dover school, built in 1876 and still in use as a manufacturing facility, was destroyed by fire. The burned out building was a two-story brick structure and formerly housed all 12 grades. The building stopped being a school in 1925 when a new school building was built.

• Some 205 boys reported for mouthpiece protector fittings at the John Marshall Student Center, the next to the last step before the start of high school football practice.

1943 – 75 years ago

• A two-man Japanese “suicide sub,” captured at Pearl Harbor on the morning of the attack, will be displayed in Rochester as part of the war bond sales campaign.

• Private Richard Gentling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gentling and former Lourdes high school athlete is now stationed in San Diego, Calif. He was inducted into the service and left Notre Dame, where he was enrolled.

1918 – 100 years ago

• Leslie Sheldon, Lynn Alker, Fred Weeks, Walter Klee and Warren Randall have all entered the military as chauffeurs. They will depart on the 7:55 p.m. train for Indianapolis, Ind.

• Eighteen young ladies of the Mayo Clinic and their friends enjoyed a picnic at Mayo Park. It was given in honor of Miss Veronica Queisser and Miss Ruth Knutson who will be leaving the city.