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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