Day in history for January 7, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Eph Wood, deputy collector of internal revenue for the district, favors us with the following figures of collections in his department during the month of December: Beer, $913.90; cigars and snuff, $1,011.50; alcohol, $48,688.20; tobacco, $6.60; other than tax paid stamps, $124.30; special taxes, $88.31; assessments and penalties, $807.90. Total, $51,640.71.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Democratic Club elected B.R. Kenworthy as its first president, and Paul Kersch vice-president.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Hollis R. Warren was elected president of the St. Eloy Driving Club of East Moline.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The now-closed Geneseo landfill has been selected as one of four sites in the state where water pollution tests will be conducted to help determine new state policies concerning the mandatory closing of landfills. The test will cost about $3,000 and will be spread over a two-year period.

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