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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