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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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