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 board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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