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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