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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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