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: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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