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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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