Day in History: Clements groundbreaking held on South Beltline

August 30, 2018 GMT

1993 – 25 years ago

• Southeast Minnesota got drenched with up to 3 ½ inches of rain in some areas overnight. There were reports of 7 inches near Millville.

• Church leaders broke ground for a $1 million Assembly of God Church sanctuary in northwest Rochester. Construction is expected to take nine months.

1968 – 50 years ago

• Groundbreaking was held for the new Clements Chevrolet Cadillac dealership on South Beltline adjoining the new Apache Mall shopping center. About 75 people will be employed at the dealership.

• Chicago Mayor Richard Daley threw 112 votes to Hubert H. Humphrey, assuring the vice president of a first-ballot nomination for president on the Democratic slate.


1943 – 75 years ago

• Dr. Jim Kernohan won the Rochester Golf and Country Club title for the third time. He had previously won the title in 1927 and 1928.

• All prospective candidates for Lourdes High football are urged to report to Coach John Mason at the school today at 7 p.m.

1918 – 100 years ago

• There are 13,598 German alien enemies registered in the state of Minnesota. These figures do not include interned persons, 32 of whom were sent to confinement from Minnesota.

• Girls of the canteen committee were jubilant this morning over the results of the dance which they gave at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Mayo last evening. The proceeds amounted to more than $80.

From news services

Ten years ago: Republican presidential nominee John McCain picked Sarah Palin, a maverick conservative who had been governor of Alaska for less than two years, to be his running mate.

Five years ago: In a sweeping new policy statement, the Justice Department said it would not stand in the way of states that wanted to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana as long as there were effective controls to keep marijuana away from kids, the black market and federal property. The NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems they say were caused by the on-field clashes.

One year ago: North Korea flew a ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload over Japan, likely the country’s longest-ever launch; President Donald Trump said “all options are on the table” for a U.S. response. Federal and local agencies said they had lifted more than 13,000 people out of the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area and surrounding cities and counties. President Donald Trump made his first of two visits to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and spent much of the visit applauding the government’s response efforts; he planned to return later in the week to survey the damage and meet with survivors. Comedian Kathy Griffin retracted her apology for posing with what appeared to be the severed head of President Donald Trump, saying the anger against her was overblown.


Today’s birthdays: Actress Betty Lynn (TV: “The Andy Griffith Show”) is 92. Movie director William Friedkin is 83. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is 82. Actor Elliott Gould is 80. Movie director Joel Schumacher is 79. TV personality Robin Leach is 77. Actress Deborah Van Valkenburgh is 66. Former Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is 63. Dancer-choreographer Mark Morris is 62. Country musician Dan Truman (Diamond Rio) is 62. Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 59. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is 51. Singer Me’Shell NdegeOcello is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Carl Martin (Shai) is 48. Actress Carla Gugino is 47. Rock musician Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty) is 43. Actor John Hensley is 41. Actress Kate Simses is 39. Rock musician David Desrosiers (Simple Plan) is 38. Rapper A+ is 36. Actress Jennifer Landon is 35. Actor Jeffrey Licon is 33. Actress-singer Lea Michele is 32. Actress Charlotte Ritchie is 29. Actress Nicole Gale Anderson is 28. Rock singer Liam Payne (One Direction) is 25.