Day in history for January 8, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
New officers of Island City Lodge 4, AOUW, are G.A. Solander, George Alters, George Downes Jr., James St. Clair, Henry Kinner, D.W. Traft and James Thompson.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The shoe firm of Wright And Barber dissolved partnership, the former becoming the sole owner.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Ottawa Cushion Co. will purchase the plant formerly occupied by the Rock Island Garment Co.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A wave of car thefts in Rock Island's hill district since Jan. 1 has been solved, police said today, as a result of confessions of four Rock Island teenagers Saturday night. Assistant Police Chief Lawrence O. Jones said the boys, two 13 years of age and two 14, admitted taking at least six cars and driving most of them to the downtown area. Police called in the boys' parents and ultimately let the boys go home. The parents promised closer supervision and they were warned that second offenses by the boys would result in police action.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Mrs. Susan B. Gende, Moline, is one of 13 people named to the new Illinois Delinquency Prevention Commission by Gov. Dan Walker. Gende is Rock Island County Assistant State's Attorney in the Juvenile Court Division. The commission will develop a statewide central records system for juveniles so that the police youth-officers will have rapid access to a juvenile background.

Back: Available days in January 2001



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






(More History)