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: 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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