Day in history for March 25, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The ferry Twin City which plies between Cordova and Port Byron broke its moorings and floated down the river, striking a pier on the bridge at Davenport and breaking down the smoke stack and otherwise damaging her. She was picked up by the Colossal near Andalusia, towed to Rock Island, and put on the way for repairs.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Ice began moving in the Mississippi River.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A permit was issued for the building of the $55,000 South Park Presbyterian Church.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A large crowd of interested people attended the community school meeting at Seaton Thursday night. It was pointed out that the state law requirement for high school attendance is 15 to a class. If the school cannot have the required number, it will be discredited and receive little state aid. Seaton has had an enrollment of 20 the past few years and will not have the required number next year.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Livestock feeder Ronald Baughman, Midway, Ill., has developed an unusual way of cutting his animal feed cost by nearly 10 cents a pound. Instead of the customary corn and soybean mix, Baughman feeds his livestock bread, cookies, cocoa nut shells, crackers, flour, peanut skins and cake and brownie mixes, which he buys in five-ton lots. ``The pigs are a lot like children,'' said Baughman. ``They have a sweet tooth and they like chocolate brownie mix.''

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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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