Day in history for July 21, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Savana, up this morning with a tow of coal barges, lost her wheel when one of the driving shafts broke just as she passed the bridge.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Arsenal shops resumed work, after a two-week shutdown, the men having enjoyed their first vacation with pay under the new law.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Four businessmen, John W. Dee, Dale N. Johnson, John B. Hawley and Harry E. Long, have undertaken the job of guiding the Rock Island Independents through their first year in the American League of professional football clubs.

1951 -- 50 years ago
How would you like to live 730 miles from your work and commute to your home on weekends in less than two hours? It is done and proof of it is furnished by Lt. Loren Parry, 28, a Navy jet-fighter pilot who is stationed at Whiting Field, Pensacola, Fla., and whose family lives in Moline. For the last three Saturdays Lt. Parry has hopped into his F-80 Shooting Star at Pensacola after breakfast and has been in Moline by mid-morning.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Moline's 12th Avenue would become part of ``Bicentennial Way'' through Moline, East Moline and Silvis if the city approves a proposal from the Bicentennial Commission. The avenue would be renamed along with 30th Avenue, East Moline, and 11th Avenue, Silvis, to form the Bicentennial Way. The proposal is expected to go before the city council tonight for consideration.

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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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