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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.

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