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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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