Day in history for January 12, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Committee members of the Phoenix Hose company masquerade party are John Dixon, A. Webb, George Barns, John Sowden and J.M. Beardsley.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The cost of the new library in Rock Island will not exceed $60,000.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Allouez council, Knights of Columbus, voted to sell its property in the residential district and to purchase a building site in the Rock Island business district.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The final step in putting an extra link between gas systems of the Iowa and Illinois sides of the Quad-Cities began yesterday. Workmen began installing rollers on the brackets under the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge which will carry the 8-inch pipe across the Mississippi River between Bettendorf and Moline. The $128,000 project will provide an alternate emergency feeder for use if either of the present feeder lines is broken.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Q.C. motorists are abandoning energy saving small cars as they help auto dealers break out of a two year sales slump. Area dealers and credit bureau managers say the new car buyers are shopping more for the best deal on that larger, more expensive auto. The slow recovery of the national economy apparently has bolstered buyer confidence.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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