Day in history for July 5, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
There was no lack of refreshments on the Fourth. The hotels were well patronized.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Rev. G.B. Simons, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Rock Island, left for Columbus, Ohio.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A baseball game between farmers residing in the upper and lower parts of the county will be one of the features of the annual picnic of the Rock Island County Farm Bureau.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Two Davenport residents were fined $15 each this morning in Rock Island police court for disturbing the peace last night by throwing illegal fireworks from a car at 11th Street and 21st Avenue, Rock Island. The youths were arrested by state police. An Alexis youth, arrested last evening on a similar charge involving illegal fireworks thrown from a car, faces a hearing in police court Saturday.

1976 -- 25 years ago
At least five people were injured by short-falling fireworks during a display at Soule Bowl, souring an otherwise perfect day of festivities in East Moline. Four of the people were injured when aerial displays exploded near the ground, showering spectators in the grassy area of the northwest side of the bowl with flaming material. A fireworks firm employee was apparently burned when a pyrotechnic exploded on the ground. Other people were also treated for ashes and other materials that fell in their eyes while watching the display. They did not require hospital treatment.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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