Day in history for March 7, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The residence of J.T. Kenworthy on the bluffs was damaged by fire.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Evarts commandery, No. 18, Knights Templar, announced that 300 members will attend the triennial conclave in Louisville in August.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Wade W. Potter, 23, Rock Island, was fatally injured when he drove a speeding cab through a plate glass window of a garage.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- An extensive building and modernization program, which is expected to exceed $2,000,000 and eventually bring contracts totaling more then $20,000,000, was announced today by officials of the Riverside Foundry, Bettendorf. Work will begin immediately on the project, designated as a ``100 percent defense measure.'' The expansion will allow Riverside to produce vitally needed cast armor steel casting for use on tank and mobile fighting equipment of the U.S. armed forces.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The Rock River rose above its banks for the first time this year today, causing moderate flooding in the Quad-City area. The river crested 2.8 feet above flood stage this morning in Joslin and is expected to crest a half-foot above flood stage in Moline tonight. Rock Island County Civil Defense Director Donald Bobb says no one was forced to evacuate their homes by the high waters.
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