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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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