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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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