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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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