Day in history for July 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The plat of the fine addition on the high ground west of Augustana College, and of the opening of Second Avenue from Elm Street to Robbins Avenue has been completed by City Engineer Stoddard.

1901 -- 100 years ago
L.S. McCabe purchased the Fifth Avenue residence of Mrs. Telitha Munro.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Rock Island city council have completed their checkup of the number of new street lights, which are needed in the residential districts.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Lenora Thomas narrowly escaped serious injury in an unusual accident on the Ripley St. hill in Davenport. She was attempting to start her car on the hill when it went out of control. The auto rolled backward over a curb, across a lawn at 512 Ripley, brushed against a house across an alley, and came to rest against a 4-foot concrete wall at the rear of a building at 402 W. 5th St.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An all out war against prostitutes and their patrons was authorized by the Rock Island city council. The council unanimously directed Police Chief Charles Meyers Jr. to again use the decoy system. The action was taken after the council received a report from the police chief that indicated prostitution still flourishes in certain parts of Rock Island. Mayor James Haymaker hastened to declare: ``Let no one say Rock Island's problems with prostitution are any greater than those in Davenport or Moline.''

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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