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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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