Day in history for March 30, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Travel over the ferry boat is very good at present.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Weckel's Grocery advertised best creamery butter at 22 1/2 cents a pound.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Librarians of libraries located in neighboring communities will hold a regional conference at the Rock Island Public Library.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A Galesburg man had an aspirin box and two little pieces of glass to show for his $300 today. Two strangers showed him a pair of diamonds in an aspirin box several days ago and he had them appraised at $900. He offered to buy them for $300. The strangers made delivery yesterday and disappeared. When he opened the aspirin box he found nothing but two pieces of glass. He said he wished the strangers had left some aspirin there too.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Rural Rock Island County residents who fail to receive the expected letter from mother should check to see if she was notified of the new address. John Bromley, Rock Island Postmaster, said today carriers will no longer deliver mail in rural areas unless it it addressed with the new county-wide numbering system. The new system was announced in April of 1975, but mail addressed to either the old or new location has been delivered so far. Bromley said the post office has worked diligently to notify everyone of the changes and urge them to notify friends, relatives and other correspondents.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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