Day in history for May 30, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
D.T. Thorp, of Holland Publishing Co., Chicago, is in town and is delivering to subscribers the new Rock Island and Moline directory.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Seniors of Rock Island High School held their class day exercises at the YMCA auditorium.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Twelve candidates for the ministry of the Augustana Synod were awarded the bachelor of divinity degrees at Augustana Theological Seminary.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Residents of Mercer Unit School District, No. 201, will vote June 16 on a proposed $932,000 building program which would include a new high school and four rural attendance centers. Petitions for the referendum with more than twice the necessary number of names have been filed with the district board of education. The proposed high school is part of an overall improvement program for the entire district, developed by the school board to solve the problem of overcrowding and inadequate equipment.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Quad City Nuclear Power Station near Cordova is one of 58 power plants around the country that have been placed on alert against the possibility of takeover by terrorists. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington revealed that it sent a message warning the station, along with other nuclear power plants around the country, to alert security forces to the possibility that extremists might try to seize a nuclear plant.

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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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