Day in history for June 30, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Seven hundred and twenty dollars is the amount collected for tolls at Rock River Bridge for the last 30 days.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Brown's Business College Company announced its intention of establishing a new commercial school in Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Preparations for the removal of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce into the Fort Armstrong Hotel are being made.

1951 -- 50 years ago
For three hours this morning, Rock Island police and a wrecking crew worked frantically to recover an auto from the Mississippi River off the 18th St. levee, unaware whether the car contained an occupant or not. Several hundred spectators watched as the auto was pulled from the river at 10:30 a.m. and police found no one inside. Shortly thereafter, Edward S. Wehr, Davenport, returned to the levee and identified himself as the car's owner. Police said the brakes on the car apparently failed and the auto rolled down the levee into the water.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A Moline family with ancestors in Rock Island County since 1838 apparently has an unusual record in continuous attendance at a Moline school. Since the opening of Garfield Elementary School in 1901, 24 family members have spent a collective 146 years in its classrooms. The three-generation chain started with the nine children of the James Hasson family, and concluded this year when Francie Mahar, 11, graduated to junior high school.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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