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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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