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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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