Day in history for April 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Miss Katie Byrnes started for the east yesterday to purchase a large stock of spring goods for her millenery store.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann, because of the scarcity of the log supply in this territory, planned to discontinue operations at the Tri-City mills at the close of the year.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Joseph Barth was named captain of the 1926 St. Joseph's football team and Francis Santry elected to pilot the basketball quintet.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island aldermen last night unanimously favored a city ordinance which would require physicians and surgeons to report immediately to police persons seeking medical aid for gunshot wounds. Police Chief Claus C. Miller said William Fitch, 30, sought since a double shooting Saturday, obtained treatment from a physican later that day. The case was not reported, however, and Fitch was not apprehended until late Sunday afternoon.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Turning off every street light in downtown East Moline would save only about $1,100 next year, Public Works Director Karl Cesler said. Aldermen have been considering that move ever since Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. announced it was seeking a 22 percent electric rate increase. Members of the city council hoped the move would make the city budget a little easier to manage, since Cesler estimates next years lighting bill will run more than $90,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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