Day in history for March 9, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Major William P. Butler, Republican, was elected mayor of Rock Island, defeating Bailey Davenport, Democrat. A total of 1,855 votes were cast.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Ladies who wish to dress their hair in the latest fashion should do the following: Wave the hair all around the head, gather lightly on the top, fastening with tape or string. Divide the hair into strands and form into loops or puffs by doubling over the hand and securing to the main fastening. Curl the ends and arrange around the loops.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A bulletproof auto for use of Rock Island's police force is under consideration.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A fire in the basement of St. Luke's Hospital caused a bit of excitement Thursday night but there was no panic among patients as fire fighters quickly extinguished the blaze. The loss from the blaze was nominal. The fire was confined to a hallway, leading to a paint storage room.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Oak Glen Home was closed to visitors today after a flu epidemic that invaded the home earlier this week claimed the life of an Orion man. The same flu virus has infected about 50 of the home's 250 residents, according to Dr. Ruth Rominger, medical director at Oak Glen. There are a few severe cases remaining and all necessary precautions are being taken to prevent further spreading of the disease.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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