Day in history for July 24, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The old sidewalk on Orleans Street, Rock Island, from C. Tegeler's new building west to Mr. Ellis' building, has been taken up, the grade raised and a new walk is being laid.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island merchants and businessmen generally are to take a holiday. The occasion is the third annual excursion under the auspices of the Retail Merchants Association.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Funeral directors met in the Fort Armstrong Hotel and formed an organization known as the Mississippi Valley Funeral Directors Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Probably the smallest practical vehicle in Rock Island County is the new folding motor scooter acquired last week by Norton I. Kinneberg, Rock Island. He caused quite a sensation with it at the Quad-City Airport recently on its trial run. Kinneberg, a private pilot, got the scooter to carry along in his plane's baggage compartment so he will never be stranded at a strange field. Powered by a 2 1/4 horsepower motor, it can carry two persons at 30 miles per hour.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Brian Adams of Silvis is bicycling to the Olympic games in Montreal, not as a participant, but for the thrill of being a spectator. He is hoping to rub elbows with the world's greatest athletes. It would have been easier to drive to the games, but Adams said he wanted to do something different for a change. Adams has been bicycling around the Quad-Cities each day, practicing for his marathon ride.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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