Day in history for March 27, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The oath of office was administered to the Mayor-elect, William P. Butler, and Aldermen-elect Henry Carse, John Davis, I. Huber, W.H. Lundy and H.E. Woods.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann's Rock Island mill started running for the spring season.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island was selected for the 1927 convention of the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Of all the unfortunate things that happened to the thousands of baby chicks received by Rock Island youngsters for Easter, probably the most startling occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vern L. Kester, 612 18th Ave. One of the two baby chicks received by Patricia Jean, 5, and Jack, 7, disappeared Sunday night. Last night a cheeping sound was heard from the basement. Mr. Kester cut a hole in the furnace casing and a very dirty chick toddled out, unharmed after its long tumble down from a register.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The days of ``You got the dime, I got the time'' and ``It's your dime'' are fading fast. After 25 years of dime-calling, it seems almost un-American to pay 20 cents to use a public telephone. Officials of Ma Bell concede that raising the tab to 20 cents ``probably wasn't the most popular thing we could do,'' but insist the phone company would be in the poor house if they didn't.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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