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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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