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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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