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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