Day in history for July 7, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
All the assessors' books for the county have been returned and are in the hands of the committee on equalization, at the supervisors' room.

1901 -- 100 years ago
There was an excursion to Clinton on the new steamer J.S., the round trip fare being 75 cents.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Under the provision of the Federal Employees Retirement Act, Rock Island Arsenal employees achieved the retirement status which they sought.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Rev. C.J. Meyer, Aledo, pastor of St. Catherine's Catholic Parish in Mercer County, was privileged to have an audience Thursday with Pope Pius XII. Father Meyer has been in Europe for the past month as representative of Bishop J.H. Schlarmann of Peoria, and as a delegate to the National Rural Life Conference. He was chosen as a delegate because of his interest and understanding of rural problems.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Neighbors and parishioners of Moline's Wesley United Methodist Church, near 14th Street and 24th Avenue, are fighting to preserve two 100-year-old oak trees from the ax of progress. The two trees, reportedly planted by John Deere to mark the boundary of his farm more than 100 years ago, are located on city right-of-way near the alley bounded by 13th and 14th Streets and 24th and 25th Avenues. The trees, each more than 75 feet tall, are in the path of a proposed alley paving project requested by some property owners in the area.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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