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 Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


(More History)