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: 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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