Day in history for March 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Charles Small of Illinois City drowned in the Mississippi River while attempting to cross from the Iowa shore to Drury's Landing.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Shoe Company considered removing the concern to the old watch factory on Vandruff's Island, near Milan.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Fire in the basement of the former Illinois Theater building, 16th St. and 2nd Ave., Rock Island, caused an estimated property damage of $5,000.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The city of Davenport will have monkeys for sale in the near future. At a meeting yesterday, the Davenport park board authorized the purchase of 50 new monkeys from a Florida concern, at a cost of $20 apiece. They are expected to arrive along with warm weather. The present colony of 22 monkeys will be sold.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Residents in Orion are answering their doorbells and finding two boys canvassing the town for contributions for a friend. The friend is Doug Lieving, 14, of rural Orion, who underwent surgery March 16 for amputation of his left leg below the hip. A short time ago it was discovered that Doug had a malignant tumor on his thigh. The boys who are taking contributions are Lon Almquist and David Muse, who were town neighbors of Doug before he moved into the country. The boys are canvassing the town ``to help Doug and make him feel better. With the money we want him to buy himself something.''

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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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