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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