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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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