Day in history for July 11, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Howe's Circus made a very handsome street parade this forenoon, and had a good audience this afternoon.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Rev. Emanuel Hoffstein, new pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, Rock Island, was given a reception by the congregation.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Protest against the selection of the site on 7th Ave. for the new women's dormitory of Augustana College is voiced by Emmy Evald of Chicago, president of the missionary society of the synod.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Four motorists were fined $10 each and assessed court costs yesterday by Justice of the Peace R.T. Gustus on charges of defacing the public highway. The charge was brought by Henry County Superintendent of Highways Raymond Wells who said the motorists were driving on freshly oiled roads in Hanna Township July 5.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Turah Logue is no different from any other 20-year-old housewife except she wants to drive an 18-wheel semi-trailer truck. ``I've wanted to drive a truck for a long time, ever since I was little,'' says the Coal Valley woman. ``But all I got to drive was a tractor on my father's farm in Missouri.'' Turah has decided to enter a local college which offers truck driver training. Turah objects to suggestions that her ambition is not one most women would seek. ``It's just a job, a good-paying job that I'd like to do.'' Her husband of three years, Phil, says he's ``all for it.''
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