Day in history for March 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
New officers of the Germania society are: president, August Timm; vice-president, Carl Myers; recording secretary, J. Miller; treasurer, J. Fromm; and trustees, John Jasper and C.F. Grantz.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Health Commissioner G.G. Craig Jr. called a meeting of physicians at the Harper House to discuss the typhoid situation.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Ministerial Alliance is expected to take steps to oppose the legalization of boxing in Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Amendments to Moline's grade A milk ordinance, which will result in the enforcement of the inspection fee collection section, were adopted by the city council last night. Under the terms of the adjusted code, dealers will be required to pay a fee of 2 1/2 cents for each hundred pounds of grade A milk sold in Moline. Mayor Oakleaf said that imposition of the inspection fee will make the Moline inspection service self-supporting for the first time since it began several years ago.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Today marks the debut of The Sunday Dispatch. Everyone who subscribes to the Daily Dispatch will receive a Sunday edition. You will find it Sunday morning in the same place you find your evening papers. One thing you are certain to like about The Sunday Dispatch is the price. It will come free to home subscribers. The newsstand price will be 25 cents.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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