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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