Day in history for April 12, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The river is coming up at the rate of eight inches every twenty-four hours and is now eleven feet one inch above low water mark.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Rafting was delayed by ice on the upper Mississippi.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Officials of the International Harvester Company stated that orders have been issued for the production of tractor parts in the former Universal Tractor plant, 43rd St. and 5th Ave., Rock Island.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- An estimated 300 telegrams were sent to Washington yesterday from the Quad-Cities regarding General MacArthur's ouster, according to information obtained at Western Union offices. Moline reported 110 wires and Davenport reported 100. The Rock Island Western Union office declined to give any information, but it was assumed on the basis of heavy volume reports yesterday that the total would be about the same as in Moline and Davenport.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The south wall of McKay's Plating, Hampton, is getting a fresh coat of paint and providing area residents with a bright look at history. Charles Howell, Hampton, a sign painter by trade, is painting three murals on the wall in honor of the Bicentennial. ``I feel industry owes something to the public by beautifying the area so the community can enjoy it,'' Wilbur McKay, owner, said. McKay and Howell are sharing the cost of the $600 project. The overall dimensions of the mural are 43 by 12 feet.
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