Day in history for January 26, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Captain T.J. Buford of Rock Island was elected a director of the Keokuk-Northern Line Packet Company.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.H. Reherd, pastor of Milan Presbyterian Church, resigned to accept a pastorate of a church in Detroit.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Charles J. Von Maur, 63, vice president of Harned And Von Maur, Inc., Davenport department store died.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Robert O. Peterson, 32, former Rock Island resident and employee of the Rock Island Arsenal, has been honored at the Mount Rainier ordnance depot, Tacoma, Wash., for his invention of a process to modify howitzer rifling. He received a certificate and a cash award of $275.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The historic ``Gregory Brown home,'' now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Newman, burned to the ground this morning. The three-story frame home, located a mile east of Osborn on Barstow Road, was a total loss. The fire was discovered by crewmen on a passing train, who stopped to tell the family. The Newmans were eating breakfast, unaware of the fire. One of the major problems for the five fire departments was the unavailability of water, which had to be hauled from Illini Beef three miles away by four trucks. The loss was estimated at $350,000 to $400,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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