Day in History: Mary Mahoney crowned Lourdes homecoming queen

October 27, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• The Girl Scouts, seeking to make their organization appeal to a wider range of members, have agreed to allow girls to pledge to the spiritual power of their choice or none at all. The group’s leaders have acknowledged growing religious and ethnic diversity among the nation’s 2.6 million girl scouts.

1968 – 50 years ago

• Rochester State Junior College will host Vermilion JC in the final Minnesota Junior College Conference football game at JM Stadium. It will be parent’s day.

• The Post Bulletin has won the Minnesota Education Association’s School Bell Award for the best sustained educational coverage among non-metropolitan daily newspapers.

• By a nearly 9 to 1 ratio, voters in 16 grade school districts around the city approved merger of their districts with the Rochester school district. The vote was 653 to 77 for the consolidation scheduled for next June 23.

1943 – 75 years ago

• Northfield High was overpowered 30-0 to give Austin its fifth Big Nine conference win of the season. If Austin can beat Albert Lea next week they can clinch the undisputed Big Nine title.

• Mary Mahoney has been crowned as Lourdes High School homecoming queen. Her two attendants were Mary Gentling and Dorothy Whelan.

• For the 12th consecutive year, Veterans of Foreign Wars will sponsor a Navy day banquet in the VFW hall. The VFW urges all navy men home on leave or stationed in Rochester, to be their guests at the banquet.

1918 – 100 years ago

• Tin foil and platinum are wanted by the Red Cross. People of Rochester are invited to save these materials and take them to the Red Cross.

• The Motor Corps has an immediate goal to procure 20,000 additional men. All other workers connected with the motor transport work are urged to apply.