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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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