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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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