5 years ago — 2016
Bon Iver, fronted by Eau Claire native Justin Vernon, is slated to perform in the evening on the “Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon.
10 years ago — 2011
Nine Buddhist monks from India visiting UW-Eau Claire create a mandala, which features finely ground marble.
20 years ago — 2001
Eau Claire native John Hart is missing after reportedly re-entering the burning World Trade Center to help others; Chippewa Falls native Patty Statz is missing after the Pentagon attack. It’s ultimately discovered that both died in the attacks.
35 years ago — 1986
Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger asserts that participation in groups such as the Ku Klux Klan is incompatible with military service.