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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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