5 years ago — 2014

Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire chaplain Bruce Fredrickson receives the Legion of Merit during a ceremony at the hospital.

10 years ago — 2009

More than 40 full-time-equivalent positions are on the line as the Eau Claire school board tries to fill a projected $4.1 million budget shortfall for 2009-10.

20 years ago — 1999

NATO forces fire cruise missiles into downtown Belgrade, Yugoslavia, blasting the security forces’ headquarters.

35 years ago — 1984

A Soviet aircraft carrier fires signal flares at the U.S. Navy frigate Harold Holt in the South China Sea; there was no damage or injuries.