Day in history for March 17, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- James Halligan presided as grand marshal of the day for the St. Patrick's Day parade.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- G.A. Gould, superintendent of bridges of the C.R.I. And P. railroad, reported that the Milan bridges are not worth repairing.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Sam Gellerman of Rock Island will chairman the United Palestine appeal drive in the Quad-Cities.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Arne Holmbo, Chicago, and Miss Peg Lundberg, Geneseo, were crowned Patrick and Kathleen as the Swedes of Augustana held a St. Patrick's Day party last night in the gymnasium. Instead of Swedish folk dances, Irish songs and dances were featured and wearin' o' the green was the order of the evening. The traditional smorgasbord gave way to refreshments in the Irish theme.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- What could be a more natural place for a St. Patrick's Day wedding than a local pub? That's what Paul Lomas and Patricia Coughran, both of Green Rock, thought when they scheduled their wedding at John's Place, Silvis. Unfortunately, the minister who was to marry them didn't agree. He decided a tavern was hardly the place for holy matrimony. So the couple will be married in a church. Why would anyone want to tie the knot in a tavern? ``We come down here all the time and we wanted to. Besides, St. Patrick's Day is her birthday and she's Irish,'' Lomas answered.
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