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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