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: 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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