Day in history for March 12, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
New officers of Ucal Lodge, No. 608, IOOF, are W.H. Hodgson, J.W. Matthews, George Alters, J.M. Reynolds, M.S. O'Neil, A.B. Shoemaker, J.F. VanHorn, S.S. Hull, C.V. Post, R. Bollman, A.H. Hampton and J.L. South.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.H. Johnson of Memorial Christian Church resigned due to ill health.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Richard Schaddelee was elected president of the United Light And Power Co. He succeeds Frank T. Hulswitt, who resigned.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A snowy blanket nearly 15 inches deep, the heaviest this winter, lay on the Quad-Cities today as the area began digging out after one of the most concentrated three-day snowstorms in local weather history. More snow fell in the 48 hours starting Saturday noon than in the entire winter season of several earlier years, according to the Quad-Cities weather bureau.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Dr. Marcus Welby, the genial general practitioner who visits millions of patients each week via television, visited a few in person at Moline Public Hospital. After he ``made rounds,'' actor Robert Young also lunched with medical staff. Young is in the Quad-Cities area as a guest of Dr. Eduardo Ricaurte, Rock Island, a close personal friend, to promote the mental health tax referendum. Young has contributed $10,000 to the mental health center at Franciscan Hospital.

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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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