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The liquor license of the Viking Club, Moline, was revoked today by Mayor Earl L. Wendt, acting as liquor control commissioner.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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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