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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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