Day in history for March 15, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. John A. Hannegan of Hampton was critically injured when a 7-year-old boy discharged a revolver. The bullet struck her in the forehead.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A small fire was quickly extinguished at the Rock Island And Peoria depot. Damage was nominal.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Thomas F. Raisbeck was appointed to the Rock Island police force to take the place of Al Engels, who resigned.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island and Moline today were named among seven midwestern cities as operating points for a white slavery and narcotics ring which was cracked yesterday in Chicago by Chicago police and government narcotics agents. The tie-up of Rock Island to the alleged white slavery ring brought immediate condemnation from Mayor Melvin L. McKay. He declared: ``Whoever made the statement had no right to name Rock Island as far as any such practices are concerned. The statement is as malicious as the alleged practices.''

1976 -- 25 years ago
Anne Johnson of Moline has recently landed a job playing viola in one of the top symphony orchestras in Germany, the National Theater Orchestra of Mannheim. Anne graduated from Moline High School, Northwestern and got a master's at Yale. For the last two years Anne has been playing with a symphony orchestra in Berlin, but the orchestra in Mannheim is considered more prestigious.

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