Day in history for April 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Backwater at Milan on Rock River is 5 feet high, and all the mills have stopped running.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Plants were taken from winter quarters and placed in Spencer Square.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Israel Boxerman, a senior in Rock Island High School, has been selected to represent his school in the Big Nine extemporaneous speaking contest.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Even a practical joke can be carried too far. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Normoyle, Rock Island, have asked police to trace down a woman who made at least three telephone requests yesterday using the Normoyle name. A Wheelan funeral home hearse arrived at the Normoyle home yesterday with instructions to ``pick up a body there.'' An Eagle Supermarket received an order for an enormous quantity of meat to be delivered to the Normoyle home. An oriental rug manufacturer called at the Normoyle home this morning to discuss a phone order for carpeting.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline bank teller caught an unheard of error that is likely to ripple throughout the federal money printing and distribution system. Bonnie Anderson, head teller at Community Savings And Loan, East Moline, was counting a bundle of new $2 bills when she found a $20 bill in the middle of the pile numbered in sequence with the other bills. While coin collectors say the $20 bill may be worth hundreds of dollars, federal officials say it may be worth only $2 under federal law.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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