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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