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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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