Day in history for January 20, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Re-elected officers of the People's National Bank, Rock Island, are Bailey Davenport, John Peetz, Henry Burgower and A. Virgien.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Job Ross died as a result of a concussion incurred in an accident while he was walking in his sleep.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The uncompleted residence of Joseph R. West at 2526 21st Ave., Rock Island, was damaged extensively by fire.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Quad-City pro basketball fans were presented the alternative of supporting their only major league entry, the Blackhawks, or seeing the National Basketball Association franchise move to Pittsburgh. If retained in the Quad-Cities, the Blackhawks will become a locally owned proposition under a group of stockholders headed by Bryan W. Grafton of Moline. If unsupported, the club will be sold by executive director Ben Kerner to Ike Duffey, millionaire meatpacker who wishes to re-enter basketball after disposing of his pro-cage interests in Anderson, Ind.

1976 -- 25 years ago
East Moline city council officially approved its sister city. The council unanimously approved ``adopting'' St. Kwintens-Lennick in Belgium as sister city. East Moline's sibling municipality has a population of 5,200 and boasts of 30 saloons and 2 churches, according to Mayor Jan Bascour of St. Kwintens-Lennick.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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