Day in history for July 10, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Our Fourth of July decorations are all nearly removed.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The German Lutheran Sunday School held its annual picnic at Huber's Garden.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Horseshoes have been provided by the Rock Island Playground and Recreation Commission for the courts at Long View Park.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Department of Commerce has authorized the Rock Island Works of the J.I. Case Co. to construct its new office and tractor assembly building in Rock Island. Work on the $1,500,000 project is expected to begin within a week or 10 days, according to T.E. Stahl, manager of the Rock Island and Bettendorf works. The general contract for the work has been awarded the Priester Construction Company, Davenport. The location of the structure will be between 6th and 7th Streets and extend from 3rd Avenue north to the Rock Island Lines tracks.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Mark Ohlsen, Moline's No. 1 trumpet player, has joined the Woody Herman orchestra. Mark flew to Greensboro, N.C. last week and played his first date with the famed Herman's Herd at a resort near Pinehurst, N.C. The Moliner is playing first-chair trumpet. Herman's manager first heard Mark play at Northern Illinois University a couple of years ago and wanted to hire him on the spot. But Mark wanted to finish college and turned down the offer then. Mark, son of Mr. And Mrs. LaVern Ohlsen, has been playing trumpet since he was 9 years old.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.

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