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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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