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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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