Day in history for February 6, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
J.W. Hartzell of Rock Island has purchased the Cambridge House, a hotel in Cambridge.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Carl Helpenstall purchased a half-interest in 24 acres of land owned by Alderman William Roth. The site is located between 1st and 5th streets, south of 13th Avenue, Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Hugh VanTine was elected senior patrol leader of the Rock Island Scoutmasters' training school.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Frank Brand, Colona, was booked by Silvis police at 5:10 this morning on a charge of improperly parking his automobile. Police said Brand had parked his car over the sidewalk at 9th Street and 1st Avenue. The auto was towed to the police station, where Brand later called for it and was booked. He was released after posting a driver's license bond.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The liquor license of the Viking Club, Moline, was revoked today by Mayor Earl L. Wendt, acting as liquor control commissioner. Wendt said he revoked the license because of ``overwhelming evidence, namely Barrel-of-Fun tickets and other gambling paraphernalia, that was presented (at hearings) on the arrests made on Aug. 8 and 12.'' The Viking Home Association, which holds the club license, is expected to appeal the revocation to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Establishments are allowed to retain their liquor license while appealing a revocation.

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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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