Day in History: Mrs. Frank Kellogg dies at home in St. Paul

October 4, 2017

1992 – 25 years ago

• Dan Kingsley and Amy Bettermann were selected in the homecoming coronation as king and queen at John Marshall High School. (JM would win their homecoming football game in the last minute edging Austin 18-17.)

1967 – 50 years ago

• John Hunt Jr., owner of Hunt’s Silver Lake Drug, has been named to head the Mayor’s Citizens Advisory Committee on Urban Renewal. The 16-member committee is responsible to the Rochester Housing and Redevelopment Authority as an advisory group and a liaison with the public on urban renewal.

• The Minnesota State Crop and Livestock Reporting Service announced prices of crops, livestock, dairy products, poultry and eggs for farmers are off 11 percent from a year ago.

1942 – 75 years ago

• Fourteen Rochester senior high school girls are members of the Girls’ Auto Club organized to learn the mechanism of cars, how to change oil and the finer points of driving.

• Currently four sons of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walbruch, of Rochester, are in the military service. Their fifth son is a senior in high school.

• Mrs. Frank Kellogg, wife of the late secretary of state, died yesterday at her home in St. Paul. The former Clara Cook was born in Rochester on Dec. 30, 1861. She was the daughter of George Cook, of Rochester. She married Frank Kellogg in Rochester on June 16, 1886.

1917 – 100 years ago

• Mr. A.C. Gooding has returned from Atlantic City, where he has been attending the meetings of the National Bankers Association.

• Tony Little now is the owner of the old Cresap blacksmith stop located in the rear of the city hall. The shop plans to do all kinds of general blacksmithing and carriage and implement repairing.

• Twenty-three of the young ladies who work at the Woolworth store enjoyed a wiener roast near the state hospital on a beautiful day.

From news services

Ten years ago: North Korea agreed to provide a complete list of its nuclear programs and disable its facilities at its main reactor complex by Dec. 31, 2007 (however, North Korea later said it would move to restore its nuclear reactor, saying the United States had failed to follow through with promised incentives). President George W. Bush quietly vetoed expansion of a children’s health insurance program.

Five years ago: An aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama on the economy and domestic issues in their first campaign debate. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton promised a full and transparent probe of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

One year ago: The United States suspended diplomatic contacts with Russia over failed efforts to end the war in Syria while President Vladimir Putin put on hold a deal with the U.S. on disposing weapons-grade plutonium. Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine for illuminating how cells dispose of and recycle their garbage — research that might pay off in treatments for diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s and Type 2 diabetes. President Barack Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio teamed up on the White House South Lawn for the “South by South Lawn” festival of technology and music to sound a call for urgent action to combat climate change.

Today’s birthdays: Composer Steve Reich is 81. Rock and roll star Chubby Checker is 76. Actor Alan Rachins is 75. Former Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is 74. Magician Roy Horn is 73. Singer Lindsey Buckingham is 68. Jazz musician Ronnie Laws is 67. Blues singer Keb’ Mo’ is 66. Former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan is 66. Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield is 66. Baseball Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley is 63. Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton is 63. Actor Hart Bochner is 61. Actor Peter Frechette is 61. World Golf Hall of Famer Fred Couples is 58. Actor-comedian Greg Proops is 58. Actor Jack Wagner is 58. Actor/musician Marcus Giamatti is 56. Rock musician Tommy Lee is 55. Actor Clive Owen is 53. Actress Janel Moloney is 48. Singer Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) is 48. Pop singer Kevin Richardson is 46. Rock singer G. Love is 45. Actress Keiko Agena (KAY’-koh ah-GAYN’-ah) is 44. Actress Neve Campbell is 44. Actress Lena Headey (HEE’-dee) is 44. Singer India.Arie is 42. Rapper Talib Kweli is 42. Actress Alanna Ubach is 42. Actor Seann (cq) William Scott is 41. Actress Shannyn Sossamon is 39. Rock musician Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 38. Actor Seth Gabel is 36. Rock musician Mark King (Hinder) is 35. Actor Erik Von Detten is 35. Singer-musician Cherrill Green (Edens Edge) is 34. Actress Tessa Thompson is 34. Actress Meagan Holder is 33. Actress-singer Ashlee Simpson is 33. Rapper A$AP Rocky is 29. Actress Alicia Vikander (ah-LIH’-see-ah vih-KAN’-duhr) is 29. Actor Noah Schnapp (TV: “Stranger Things”) is 13.