Day in history for June 1, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Our hotels will be crowded on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with visitors to the Turner festival in Moline. A large number (over 150) have already engaged accommodations at the Harper House.

1901 -- 100 years ago
McCabe's new store building on Third Avenue, Rock Island, was opened to the public.

1926 -- 75 years ago
More than four hundred alumni, faculty members and friends of Augustana College attended the annual banquet given by the Augustana Alumni Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Installation of dial equipment in Moline's new Illinois Bell Telephone Company building at 6th Ave. and 18th St. will be started within the next week or 10 days, according to H.T. Hinchliff, manager of the Moline branch. The work will be done by crews of the Western Electric Company, which manufactures and installs dial equipment.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A crowd estimated at 5,000 people attended the two-day Colonial Craft Fair sponsored by the Moline Bicentennial Commission at Prospect Park. There were five winners in the beard judging contest held in conjunction with the event. The winners included John King, Taylor Ridge, Best Handlebar Mustache; Steve Sibert, Moline, Best Groomed Beard; Calvin Schwarz, Moline, Best Full Beard; Bob Rogers, East Moline, Best Lincoln Beard and Gred Starr, Moline, Most Unusual Beard.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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