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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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