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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