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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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