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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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