Day in history for March 20, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
H.E. West has sold his stock and fixtures at the Harper House billiard saloon to Messrs. Hurd and Holberten.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The ice on the river has gone out and the Weyerhaeuser And Denkmann firm is preparing to put its raft boats into service.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Henry Thomas, Rock Island High School football player, was elected to membership in the National Athletic Scholarship Society.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Civil actions seeking the permanent closing of five alleged houses of ill fame in Rock Island were filed in Rock Island County circuit court today by State's Attorney Bernard J. Moran. The five complaints charge the defendents with keeping and maintaining women at the places for immoral purposes for a fee. The injunction suits were filed against the reputed houses of ill fame to assist the police in keeping disorderly conduct out of Rock Island.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Three persons were bitten by a German shepherd dog in Rapids City, including a little boy who may owe his life to two workmen who came to his rescue. Tom Taulbee and Ron Downey were working nearby when the dog attacked 5 year old Tony Garcia. Taulbee ran over and started kicking the dog until it let the boy loose, and Downey carried the boy to safety. The dog ran across the yard and bit Elaine Berry in the arm, then ran on and bit Tony McClure. The injured boy and woman were treated and released at Illini Hospital, Silvis, and McClure was treated at a physician's office.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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