Day in history for March 29, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The T.F. Ecker, the boat engaged to raise the sunken steamer Arkansas, has finished the job, and she passed here yesterday afternoon on her way to St. Louis.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The streets of the Sixth Ward in Rock Island were reported to be impassible, it being a frequent thing to see teams stuck in the mud in the neighborhood.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Fire caused real estate and personal loss of more than $4,000 to the residence occupied by the C.J. Schott family at 1049 20th St., Rock Island.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- A spectacular 2-alarm fire yesterday afternoon swept the warehouse of Teske Seed And Feed Co., 2423 16th St., Moline, causing an estimated $75,000 damage to the stock and building. Moline firemen were recalled this morning to the scene of the disastrous warehouse fire when fire broke out again in piles of hay and straw in the ruined building. No. 2 company went to the place at 6:12 o'clock and remained there until 9:44 o'clock. They broke up the sodden piles of hay and straw and drenched the burning mass.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Kristin M. Wiederin, 14, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Marvin Wiederin of Coal Valley, had an essay she wrote on the Swedish pioneer settlement Bishop Hill published in the Illinois State Historical Library monthly magazine. She is a eighth-grade student at Edison Junior High School, Rock Island.
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