Day in history for January 31, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island township residents serving on the petit jury are Jacob Roth, Anton Hohman, Frank Ankram, J.L. Kirsch, Andrew Littig, John Aster and W.H. Lundy.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Will Carse was elected president of the Rock Island High School Athletic Association. Will Channon was named vice president, and Jennie Collins secretary.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Lee Schutte, Rock Island building inspector, issued a building permit for construction of the $57,000 addition to the Servus Rubber Company.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Because of the slight rainfall last fall in the Quad-City area, more than 3,000 gallons of water is being trucked daily to farmers whose supply has become acutely short. Wayne Wooley of Moline and his partner, Bill Flick, are trucking between 3,000 and 4,000 gallons of water from the Moline waterworks to small towns and farmers in the area.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Black Hawk Racing Association ended attempts to purchase the bankrupt East Moline Downs. ``After two years of diligent work we have been unable to raise the necessary funds required to make a substantive purchase offer for the track,'' the racing association said in a statement. They also said few banks in the Quad-City area were willing to loan the organization money to finance the track purchase.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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