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: 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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