Day in history for May 24, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Mississippi River Logging Co., of which F. Weyerhaeuser of Rock Island is president and manager, has about three hundred men at work in the Beef Slough booms.

1901 -- 100 years ago
First class round trip tickets to San Francisco with stop-over privileges via C.R.I. And P. railway sold for $48.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Three men were struck by lightning on Big Island during the rain and hail storm.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Construction of a 2-story addition to the Rock Island Y.W.C.A. building will be started this summer, it was revealed this afternoon at the annual membership tea of the organization. The addition, to cost an estimated $200,000, will be a gift of the family of John H. Hauberg, Rock Island, as a memorial to the late Mrs. Hauberg. Mr. Hauberg is a member of the Y.W.C.A. advisory board. The addition will be erected on the east side of 16th St. between 3rd Ave. and the alley to the north, adjacent to the present Y.W.C.A. building. It will be a 2-story fireproof structure of modern design, connected with the present building by a glassed-in breezeway.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Senator Don Wooten presented Hampton Mayor John Sansale with an official certificate naming Hampton a Bicentennial village. Wooten said it was fitting that Hampton should be named a Bicentennial village because it was the first village platted in Rock Island County.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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