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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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