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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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