Day in history for April 3, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Mr. R. Crampton, bookseller, while on a high step ladder outside his house, today, cleaning the gutter at his kitchen roof, fell and broke his left arm near the wrist.

1901 -- 100 years ago
McCabe's had a special sale of potted plants: Begonias in full bloom 29 cents, Lady Washingtons 12 cents, and geranium plants 6 cents.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island is credited with 89 points, as against 68 points for Moline, in combating contagious diseases, by a survey of the state health department.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Traffic on U.S. 150 between Alpha and Galesburg was halted at 6 o'clock this morning when a large truck overturned on the Pope Creek bridge, four miles south of Alpha. The weight of the truck, loaded with seed corn, caved in the center of the steel and concrete bridge. It also jarred the bridge foundation loose.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Fire, believed started by spontaneous combustion, did considerable structural damage to an attached warehouse of the A.W. Dennhardt Co., East Moline, a metal finishing and packaging firm. Although fire weakened much of the wooden joints in the northwest corner of the metal building, Dennhardt says it should not curtail operations of the firm, which employs six people. The 30- by 80-foot warehouse is attached to the rear of a 60- by 80-foot main building.

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