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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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