Day in history for January 18, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Gun Club, which lost a match to Moline, are L.M. Buford, B.D. Buford, Jack Atkinson, William Atkinson, Charles W. Negus, William Hilton and Chris Gaetjer.

1901 -- 100 years ago
It is reported that C.H. Deere is planning to build an opera house and business block in Moline.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Fire caused $1,500 damage to the Parker Apartments, 1132 2nd Ave., Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
One of the Department of the Army's highest civilian awards was recently presented to Ed Masters, 31, of East Moline, who is program director for the armed forces radio service in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Masters was formerly news director for WQUA-AM radio in Moline and a member of the news staff of WOC-AM in Davenport. The commendation was given for ``outstanding performance of duty'' in Korea from July 27, 1947, to Dec. 10, 1948.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Christopher Worrell, 10, of Rock Island, is listed in satisfactory condition in Franciscan Hospital after incurring a fracture of the right leg in a sledding accident in Longview Park. Witnesses told police the youth was riding a toboggan down a hill when it hit a stump and slammed into a tree.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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