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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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