Day in history for May 5, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Thursday 125,000 feet of lumber was sawed at Weyerhaeuser And Denkmann's saw mill. The daily average is about 115,000 feet.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Colonel F.L. Walker, J.W. Welch, C.J. Larkin and Louis Kohn of the library board went to Chicago to inspect metal furniture for the proposed new library building.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Among recommendations for increases in appropriations for 1926-27 is that of the police department for a separate fund of $3,500 to provide for the installation of additional traffic lights.

1951 -- 50 years ago
East Moline Works of International Harvester Company yesterday suspended 77 employees for three days in connection with a long-standing dispute with the production and maintenance workers' union over piece rates. The company charges a number of employees are engaged in a slowdown of production. The union counters that the company is staging a speed-up campaign that results in a loss of pay. The suspended workers work on the No. 64 harvester thresher.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Moline City Council, still undecided on where to put a downtown railroad overpass, will meet with downtown redevelopment officials to discuss design alternatives. The overpass is being planned with the Army's new 16th Street bridge to the Rock Island Arsenal. The council has been unable to agree on a design, and Army officials are impatient because they are waiting to proceed with the bridge plans.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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