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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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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