Day in history for January 25, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Kohn And Adler have purchased the large three-story building of George Lamont, located on the levee near Mr. Cable's coal office.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The government granted the application of the Davenport, Rock Island And Northwestern Road to construct a bridge over Rock River above Moline.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Miss Helen L. Searle and Herman H. Rimmerman, both of Rock Island, were named editor-in-chief and business manager, respectively, of the 1927 Augustana annual.

1951 -- 50 years ago
School bells rang again today for Illinois City youngsters, who got an unscheduled holiday yesterday when the oil heater exploded in the single-room building. Several youngsters were covered with soot, but no one was injured in the accident, which occurred about 9:30 yesterday morning. Flames and smoke belched from the stove when oil flames ignited.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Payments to numerous contractors have been suspended while the Army searches for an apparent $50 million accounting error at the U.S. Army Armament Command, headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal. The error was traced to ARMCOM, according to a Pentagon statement, and may date from a 1973 change in Arsenal accounting procedures. A Pentagon spokesman said the $50 million was not an overexpenditure, but one would have occurred if payments were not stopped.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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