Day in history for June 4, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Captain W. O'Connell, of the Fourth United States Calvary, and Lieutenants C.H. Rockwell and C.P. Rodgers, of the Fifth, are in town to buy horses for their respective regiments.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Professor C.W. Foss, acting president of Augustana College, left with his family to spend the summer in Virginia.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Students and faculty of Rock Island High School honored the 1926 graduating class at a special assembly in the high school auditorium.

1951 -- 50 years ago
It's getting to be a monotonous assignment for Moline police. This morning, as they have done on frequent occasions in the past, they rounded up two stray horses and two stray donkeys which had rampaged through Morgan Park district, damaging lawns, flower beds and shrubs. Citizens complained about the strays at 5:45 a.m. and 45 minutes later the animals were corraled. A short time later the owner was found and notified to retrieve the animals.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Geneseo Kiwanis Club, in its first vote on the issue, has decided to continue its male-only membership policy, a move that has angered some women, while many remain indifferent. Barry Regan, president of the club, said the issue of letting women into the all-male service organization comes before each annual national convention, and a majority annually votes it down.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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