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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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