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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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