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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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