Day in history for May 4, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Macadamizing is needed on the horse railroad in several places on Illinois Street. Private carriages are in danger every day.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island Plow Company contemplated making extensive additions to its plant during the summer.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- J.M. Beardsley was elected president of the Rock Island Memorial Day Association.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- The permanent registration system of voting was rejected by Rock Island Township residents who attended an adjourned session of the annual town meeting last night at the courthouse. The vote was 44 against the system and 26 in favor of it. The vote came after an earnest debate, in which there were a few verbal exchanges. There were more and longer talks in favor of permanent registration. But speakers who opposed it were backed by the preponderance of votes.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- With sighs of relief, members of the East Moline Citizen's Advisory Committee iced the city's grade school desegregation cake last night, and prepared to move out of the public eye. Committee members unanimously approved the plan adopted last week, which will shift some 800 grade school children to correct racial imbalance in city schools. Under the plan, all 6th grade students will attend school at Hoffman School, and all students currently at Hoffman will be split up among other schools.
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