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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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