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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