Day in history for February 9, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
George W. Cable and Rev. Mr. Merrill are delegates of the Congregational church to the advisory council meeting in Brooklyn.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Club voted to join in the effort to secure for Rock Island the biennial state camp of the Modern Woodmen of America in 1903.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Hans Hansen, a farmer residing near Cordova, was awarded first prize in the Rock Island corn contest.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Two former residents, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer I. Berglund, are members of the cast in a motion picture being filmed in Sarasota, Fla., where they reside. The picture ``The Greatest Show on Earth,'' depicts the Ringling Brothers circus. Mr. Berglund was an abstractor in Aledo for several years before he went to Florida about four years ago.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Moline faces a life-and-death crisis shared with many other U.S. cities and the nation's physicians. A lawsuit-conscious public last year caused Moline's liability insurance premiums to double and may send them climbing another 300 percent this year. Insurance company officials say a burgeoning number of lawsuits against the nation's cities make them bad insurance risks. The city's current general liability policy cost $27,000 two years ago, then jumped to $54,000 when renewed last year. It expires April 1.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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