Day in history for January 15, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Harper has begun preparations to build another new hotel in Rock Island. Architect I.N. Holmes is at work on the plans for the building which will be located at the corner of Illinois and Buffalo streets.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Among those seeking the Republican nomination for police magistrate are G.A. Johnson, W.A. Giles, O.E. Cramer and W.W. Clarke.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Stove Company announced a plan to raise its capitalization from $200,000 to $360,000.

1951 -- 50 years ago
International Harvester Company has purchased a 33-acre tract of undeveloped land north and east of Warner's Crossing, Silvis. The tract is to be used as the site for a warehouse and transfer house, serving the Farmall and East Moline plants and the surrounding area, possibly including Harvester plants at Canton and Rock Falls.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline dentist filed a $25,000 damage suit against the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in circuit court because of his erroneous listing in the yellow pages of the telephone directory under ``Physicians and Surgeons.'' The dentist alleges that he has been continually annoyed and inconvenienced by phone calls from people seeking medical aid at all hours of the day and night as a result of the incorrect listing.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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