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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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