Day in history for January 22, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The public is using the new bridge across Rock River for the first time. Construction soon will be finished.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- It was decided that the west end of Rock Island will be improved for use as a manufacturing site.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Henry Schoening, 36, Sherrard, World War hero, was electrocuted when an 11,000-volt charge jumped from a high tension wire and passed through his body.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Atwood Laundry, which was purchased by C.H. Atwood in January 1900. The laundry had been in operation a few years before it was purchased by Mr. Atwood, who now operates it with his son, Royce. Mr. Atwood, who will be 84 years old his next birthday, is one of the oldest working businessmen in Geneseo, and he still spends most of his time at his place of business. Mr. Atwood served as secretary of the Illinois Laundry Owners Association for 23 years.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Anthony Hamilton was named recipient of the Goodyear Conservation Award during a combined annual meeting of the Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District. Hamilton, who lives south of Coal Valley, practiced zero-till on 200 acres in 1975. His was also the farm to sign for a long-term cost sharing conservation program.
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