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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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