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 Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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