Day in history for January 21, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Some drunken coal haulers, bent on a spree, insulted one of our Moline citizens on Sugar Hollow Road. Squire Swarder docked them $12.45 each for their lunacy, with the understanding that the dose is to be doubled next time.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Joseph Rosenfield resigned as Rock Island city plumbing inspector.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Elks Lodge instructed its building committee to secure a 30-day option to buy the Hurst homestead.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Little opposition has been voiced in Rock Island County against the proposed drafting of 18-year-olds into military service, William J. Layden, chairman of Rock Island Board No. 189, said today. Layden said he himself favors the idea, ``providing they get a year of training before they go into action.'' He pointed out that the younger men are more physically fit, quicker to react and quicker to recover from strain.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission survey projects a shortage of park land in five of 14 Moline neighborhoods based on 1995 population estimates. As a result of the study, park department officials are recommending the city consider obtaining more park land in the areas projected to be deficient, but that move appears headed for criticism because of large park areas in the city not yet developed.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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