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: 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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