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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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