Day in history for May 16, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
John L. Bean is putting in a set of public scales in front of his fine new building and grocery store, corner of Otter and Orleans Streets, Rock Island.

1901 -- 100 years ago
``The Elijah'' was given at the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, by the Handel Oratorio Society.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Norma Eberts, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orin Eberts, a pupil in Grant School, Rock Island, won the city championship in the jackstone tournament.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Natalie Charles of Moline has been chosen by the board of publications of Augustana College to serve as editor-in-chief of the Augustana Observer for the academic year 1951-52. To the position of business manager of the Observer, the board appointed Donald Frazier, also of Moline. Miss Charles, a junior, is majoring in English, while Frazier is a major in business administration.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A song written by Jim Norberg of New Windsor will be included in a new album to be released by Charley Pride. The song's title is ``Love Can'' and Norberg wrote both the music and lyrics. Norberg's song was recorded as a single by Herold White of the Quad-Cities. This recording was made in Nashville and afterwards Norberg was contacted by representatives of Charley Pride.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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