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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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