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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