Day in history for April 2, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
W.H. Smith, formerly of Davenport, has been appointed to the position of U.S. express agent for Rock Island. He boards at the Harper House.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rev. W.H. Johnson concluded his pastorate at Memorial Christian Church.

1926 -- 75 years ago
By unanimous vote of the executive committee, Mrs. J.P. Banawitz was elected president of the Rock Island Parent-Teacher council for the coming year.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Dog owners in Moline, who have permitted their pets to roam at will all winter, were warned today by Police Chief Harry Fromme that, under the terms of the city's revised dog ordinance, all such animals must now be confined. From April 1 until October 1, dogs must be confined to the owner's property, either by chaining them or fencing them in. Dogs which are taken out of confinement, must be kept on a leash or other suitable control. Violations are punishable by fine.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A Davenport man was ticketed by police after his driverless auto, which had been left parked in a lot with the motor running, crashed into the front plate glass window of the Sears, Roebuck And Co. Appliance Repair Service Department Store, Rock Island. The car was parked in the Liberty Liquor Store parking lot at about 11:38 p.m. when it started to move, proceeded across 3rd Avenue and into the Sears window.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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