Day in history for March 18, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. William H. Saddler, Moline, has invented a car-coupler, which throws all others in the shade. There will now be no more bruised hands or broken bodies, all will be lovely and peaceful with the brakeman. The C.R.I And P. railroad are having some put upon their cars for trial. If it is successful, Mr. Saddler may as well consider his fortune made.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Ice began moving in the Mississippi River.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Superintendent of Parks John G. Evans will supervise all tree cutting in Rock Island in the future.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Moline High School basketball team received a hearty welcome and congratulations on their return from Champaign after reaching the finals in the Illinois state basketball tournament. Moline became the No. 2 team of the state's 756 schools that started the tourney grind four weeks ago. A welcome home party for the players was held in Wharton Fieldhouse.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A young East Moline kidney transplant patient made medical history. Mrs. Bonnie Horton is believed to be the world's first kidney transplant patient to deliver twins. The two boys, Travis and Tracey, were born at University Hospitals, Iowa City, weighing in at 2.16 and 2.6 pounds. The were eight weeks premature. Mrs. Horton had a kidney transplant operation March 20, 1975, at University Hospitals.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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