Day in history for April 9, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The irrepressible J.M. Davies, general passenger agent of the Rockford road, has already made arrangements to run through cars between Rock Island and Springfield, during the meetings of the political conventions.

1901 -- 100 years ago
T.P. Laflin and A.D. Speery returned from a big eastern shooting tournament, each having better scores than the former champion, Tom A. Marshall.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Thirty members of the Isaak Walton League Chapter of Rock Island voted to extend a challenge to the Rock Island Rod and Reel Club to a crow and hawk shoot to last throughout the summer.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Karl H. Wiegmann, Rock Island, retained his chess championship by defeating Lawrence Mahar, Moline, a former champion, at the club rooms of the Tri-City Chess and Checker Club, Davenport. Mr. Wiegmann ranks among the top 100 chess players in the nation, according to the U.S. Chess Federation.

1976 -- 25 years ago
East Moline aldermen are accustomed to social service agencies asking for money, but the Quint Cities Drug Abuse Council sent the aldermen reeling by asking them to take away its funds. Sam Podurgal of the drug council said he would need no money from next year's city budget, and actually doesn't need $1600 the city had budgeted for the group for the next fiscal year. Mr. Podurgal said the drug council will receive funds from a recently approved mental health tax.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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