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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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