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Day in history for January 23, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Louis A. LeClaire has been elected assistant cashier at First National Bank.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Frank William had his thumb severed by a saw blade while at work at the Rock Island Stair Works.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Church of Peace authorized the construction of an addition to the church and a new parsonage. The cost will be $40,000.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Lawrence Welk and his world-famous orchestra will stage three performances daily during the fourth annual Home Show to be held Feb. 13 to 18 at the Davenport Masonic Temple. The theme of the show will be television living and the effect of television on the American home today. Manufacturers and retailers from the area will exhibit their products.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Hunters and wildlife conservationists frequently find themselves at odds with each other, but the 70 members of the Western Sportsman's Club have found a way of blending the best of both these worlds. The club, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Conservation, has raised and turned loose in the area more than 42,000 pheasants during the last 20 years and more than 12,000 quail during the last 15 years. The birds and the grain to feed them are provided by the state and club members care for them until maturity when they are released.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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