Day in history for April 11, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The water hydrant in front of May Bros. old stand has burst and a good stream of water boils up there and finds its way into the gutter.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Superintendent of Schools H.B. Hayden announced that the grammar schools would be given a 4-day vacation because of the meetings of the Western Drawing Teachers' Association.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- The W.J. Quinlan, ferry which is to operate between Rock Island and Davenport this season, steamed up to its new dock on the Rock Island waterfront.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Charges at the Indian Bluff Golf Course were upped to a straight 65 cents per round by the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. The charge will prevail every day, Sundays and holidays included. Previously, prices have been 50 cents for weekdays and 65 cents for Sundays and holidays. The golf course is open tomorrow for the season.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Most people go to Florida in winter to play some golf, fish, or just loaf in the sunshine. But not the George DeMonts of East Moline. They spent three months in Florida collecting ``live'' shells. George estimates that maybe they have 300 to 400 pounds of shells. He explained that the shells he has are not the kind you find on the beach. You have to go into the water to find them. Most of the shells that people find on the beaches are white, but since the DeMonts collected ``live'' ones, their colors are of pastel shades.
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