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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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