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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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