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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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