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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