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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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