Day in history for March 24, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- A new pipe organ built by Lancashire And Turner of Moline has been installed in the alcove of Central Presbyterian Church.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Peoples Power Company planned extensive improvements in the southern part of the city.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Miss Mary E. Dillon has been elected to succeed Frank T. Hulswit as president of the Brooklyn Borough Gas Company.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- The retail price of milk will be increased 1 cent a quart tomorrow by most Quad-City dairies. Other milk products will be upped. The increase will bring the price of a quart of regular bottled milk to 20 cents for the first time since July 1948. A dairy spokesman said the increases were necessary because of increased costs in milk production.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Long after the cars, tractors and odds and ends kept in the Dean Johnson barn are useless with age, memories of good times in his ``basketball barn'' will remain. While the first floor of the structure, built on two acres at the northeast edge of Orion, looks like any other barn, the second floor, converted to a 50-foot long and 25-foot wide basketball court, has become a haven for area roundball enthusiasts. ``We have an `open barn' policy here,'' Johnson said. ``Anyone can come and play basketball at anytime, even at night.''
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