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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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