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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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