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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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