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: 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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