Day in history for January 11, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
New officers of Hope Hose company, No. 3, are Menas Exner, Fred Channon, John Stauback and Will Channon.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Public Library board has adopted plans for the proposed new building, as prepared by Drack And Kerns.

1926 -- 75 years ago
William Mender, a janitor at the Y.M.C.A., was injured when struck by a car.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Approximately 550 aliens have filed registration cards in Rock Island County post offices since Jan. 1 to comply with the U.S. internal security law enacted last fall. The number by cities: Moline, 300; Rock Island, 150; East Moline, 50, and Silvis, 50. The post offices yesterday mailed the cards they had received up to that time to the federal naturalization and immigration service.

1976 -- 25 years ago
McClure Engineering Associates, Inc., Silvis Heights, might be considered an engineering marvel. William McClure, Jerold Leckman and a secretary started the firm in 1969 in two rented rooms in a Silvis Heights warehouse on $12,000, about half of which was borrowed. The firm has grown to include four division offices, two subsidiary firms and 72 employes across northern and western Illinois. Company officials hope to do $1 million in business this year.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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