Day in history for January 5, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Stephen Woodin, 77, operator of the Rock Island House for many years, died.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The John Buford Post, Grand Army of the Republic, hopes to bring the 1902 state convention to Rock Island.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Charles Staelens was installed as commander of Rock Island Camp No. 85, Woodmen of the World.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Following seizure of seven ``slotless'' slot machines in Rock Island last night by roving police squads, State's Attorney Bernard J. Moran today issued orders to the sheriff and all city police chiefs in the county to pick up the devices wherever they are found. The state's attorney declared that he will file in county court petitions asking for the destruction of such devices on the grounds that they are ``gambling devices per se,'' meaning gambling devices in themselves.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The first wing of a spacious special education facility opened today in East Moline amid promises it will greatly enhance programs of the Black Hawk Area Special Education District. The new facility replaces the aging Black Hawk School on Big Island, Milan, serving students from 17 school districts in Rock Island, Mercer and parts of Henry Counties. The new wing will serve students with behavioral disorders.
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