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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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