Day in history for July 6, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Conductor Holmes, of the St. Louis Road, turned in over 1,000 tickets from his train to Rock Island on the Fourth.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Moving pictures of the Chinese War and the Buffalo Exposition were being shown at the Watch Tower in Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
C.J. Shaw, general secretary of the YMCA, and John H. Hauberg will leave for Europe to attend the YMCA World Conference at Helsingsfors, Finland.

1951 -- 50 years ago
While 150 persons quietly looked on, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J.B. Reidy, vicar general of the Peoria diocese, blessed ground and dug the first shovel of earth for the new addition to St. Anthony's Hospital in Rock Island at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Construction of the $1,700,000 addition is expected to begin in 10 days at the grounds south of the hospital. The general contract for the work has been awarded to the Priester Construction Company, Davenport.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Saelens Beverage Inc. of Rock Island announced it will move from its present facilities at 619 11th St. to a new 53,500 square foot warehouse in the Rock Island Industrial Park. Several sites were considered for the new warehouse, but the park, located south of Andalusia Road between the Centennial Expressway and Warren Creek, was chosen because of advantages it offers in cost and transportation facilities.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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