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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