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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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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