Day in history for January 29, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Re-elected officers of the board at First National Bank, Rock Island, are P.L. Mitchell, J.M. Buford, C.E. Hawley and Harry Gleim.

1901 -- 100 years ago
M.H. Sexton was elected president of the newly formed Three-I baseball league.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. W.X. Magnuson of Geneseo was elected president of the Rock Island District of the Augustana Synod.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Paul C. Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Peterson, 4528 7th Ave., Rock Island, has been elected editor of Frivol, a magazine of collegiate life at the University of Iowa. A senior, Peterson is majoring in economics and has a minor in journalism. Frivol magazine is distributed to all students at the university. It contains fiction, articles, jokes, cartoons and photographs.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Two burglars who broke into the Fourth Avenue Fish Market, 620 4th Ave., Rock Island, Wednesday night got more than they asked for. Rock Island police say a German Shepherd watchdog in the store apparently bit the two burglars judging from trails of blood left in the snow outside the business. While police said the dog was apparently no worse for the wear, the burglars might not be so lucky. ``As far as we know the dog didn't have rabies shots,'' a detective said, ``and if it was me, I'd be a little concerned.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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