Day in history for January 14, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Dr. Lawrence of Rock Island fell into a ditch a year ago and now sues the city of Moline for $1,000. If he wins his case, the precedent for the city will prove a destructive one.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- W.H. Wheaton was elected president of the Rock Island County Farmers Institute.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Phil Mitchell announced plans for retirement from the presidency of the State Bank of Rock Island at an early date.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Their young son bites their family dog, say Mr. and Mrs. William J. Miller of Sterling. So they are going to get rid of the dog, Smokey. ``We can't send our son, Mike, away,'' the Millers said. ``He's only two years old. So it will have to be Smokey.'' They said Mike keeps on biting Smokey on the nose, causing it to bleed.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- East Moline Police Chief Merle O'Dell figures 73-year-old handyman Eugene Moens is worth more than the 24 cents an hour he's paid. Moens, Hampton, started work in 1926 as a part-time officer and in recent years has worked as a handyman. He works eight hours a day, seven days a week, doing minor repairs on police cars and other chores, all for $125 every three months. That adds up to 24 cents an hour, just enough to cover the gasoline needed on his trip from home. A five-member commission agreed that Moens should receive a $100 monthly stipend henceforth.
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