Day in history for January 9, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
J.M. Beardsley, U.S. whiskey gauger, has been assigned to duty at the Milan distillery.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The new Burlington depot on Twentieth Street in Rock Island is nearing completion.

1926 -- 75 years ago
G.E. Bartholomew of Rock Island was reelected president of the Izaak Walton League.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Most white bread in the Quad-Cities was 2 cents higher today as a result of increases announced by major bakeries. Only one bakery, which allots its entire output to four grocery firms, retained its old price of 13 cents for a pound loaf of white bread. Four other bakeries raised their prices 2 cents on the regular white loaf and 3 cents on sandwich bread, bringing the retail prices to 17 and 21 cents, respectively. Previously, a 1 cent boost on dark bread had brought the price of that commodity to 18 cents last week.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Lutheran Hospital, Moline, announced what are believed to be the first cornea transplants performed in the city. Hospital officials said the two delicate operations were performed by Dr. Donald W. Deering, a Moline eye specialist, on Dec. 19. The operations mark broadening medical services available in the area. The cornea is the transparent covering of the iris and pupil.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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