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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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