Day in history for March 26, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. Wilshire of Little Rock, Ark., wife of the Hon. W.W. Wilshire, member of congress from that district, was at the Harper House Saturday night on her way to Cordova to see her father (Mr. Reynolds) who is dangerously ill.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The board of education held a special meeting to examine plans for the new high school building.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Attorneys for John Looney conferred in Peoria to make plans to appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court the murder and conspiracy cases of which Looney was convicted.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Daniel Rene and Stephen Rene Meiresonne, 1-year-old twins of Mr. and Mrs. Rene Meiresonne, 119 14th St., Silvis, who observed their first birthday yesterday, will not have another Easter birthday this century. Mrs. Meiresonne is a native of Rock Island, and Mr. Meiresonne, formerly of Geneseo, is now employed by the Rock Island office of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Bob Hope, famous entertainer and humanitarian, will be the speaker for the 94th annual commencement May 9 at St. Ambrose College. The graduation ceremony will be held on the lawn under the oaks in front of Ambrose Hall. Seating will be reserved for the St. Ambrose College family, graduates and their families, and guests. Mr. Hope's participation in the commencement was initiated last fall by Scott Oyen, president of the senior class.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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