Day in history for May 3, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The First National Bank this morning received $1,200 in new and shining silver coin from Washington.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island baseball team defeated the Evansville, Ind., team, 4-0, on their field.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. Ardo W. Mitchell has been chosen to christen the National Air Transport Corporation plane at ceremonies inaugurating the new air mail service.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- More than 48 percent overcrowded, woefully understaffed, and housing the greatest part of its operations in out-dated, non-fireproof buildings, the East Moline State Hospital is still rated as the best of the 14 public institutions for the care of the mentally ill and mentally defective in Illinois. The total number of state patients is 45,402.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- A whole year of hard work collapsed in a watery rubble on the floor of Malcolm Jewelers, Moline, as 40 firemen battled a stubborn blaze on upper floors of the newly renovated building at 15th St. and 5th Ave. Owner George C. Malcolm collapsed from smoke inhalation as members of his family, city officials and firefighters attempted to salvage merchandise and fixtures from the $150,000 store. He was hospitalized in satisfactory condition. The fire was confined to the second and third floors of the building, but water caused intensive damage to the ground floor jewelry store.
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