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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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