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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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