Day in history for May 11, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- About 11:30 Thursday night a bright blaze was seen in the store of L.S. Gates And Co., The Boston Bazaar, on Illinois Street, in Gaylord's Building. The damage is quite heavy, as quite an amount of goods were burned, and the whole stock thoroughly soaked.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island baseball team had a streak of bad luck. Bloomington winning from them by an 18-5 score.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- A new chapter in civilization's progress was written for the Tri-Cities when the first air-mail plane landed at the Moline Airport and took off with 3,500 pieces of mail for the south.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Faced with hundreds of complaints from residents whose basements were flooded by backed up sewers yesterday, Moline city officials asked city engineer William M. Coopman to prepare an estimate of the cost of building at least five overflows to relieve overtaxed sanitary sewers during heavy and continued downpours.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Goldie, the 17-year-old Guernsey cow, gives a gallon of milk a day for her owner, Arthur VanHyfte of rural Hillsdale. That in itself seems like no great accomplishment. The astonishing thing is that Goldie hasn't had a calf for five years. For the information of non-farm folks, that just isn't supposed to happen. But Goldie, who in human terms would be about 60 to 70 years old, apparently doesn't know the facts of bovine life.
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