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: 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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