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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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