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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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