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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